2 day old chick clumsy

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kat salamon, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. kat salamon

    kat salamon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I have had 8 chicks hatch and one of them is really clumsy. It is moving its head from side to side and then falls over. Has anyone had this problem or know what it is? I gave it water through a dropper worried it was dehydrated but have done nothing else. THANK YOU!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Hmmm...some chicks do not thrive.
    Might try giving it some Chik Saver or Nutridrench.
     
  3. frenchiegirl21

    frenchiegirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like it may have a light case of wry neck. Some people have success rehabilitating the chick with Poly-Vi-Sol (without iron) infant vitamin drops. I have personally never had a chick survive if it is wry neck. Was it clumsy as soon as it hatched or did it become clumsy? Good luck!
     
  4. kat salamon

    kat salamon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it became clumsy. In other posts I saw people gave them vit b and e and it has seemed to help!! Keeping fingers crossed. Thank you!
     

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