2 day old chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by krystal121009, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. krystal121009

    krystal121009 New Egg

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    Hello, new here.
    We are hatching our first batch of chicks and sadly one passed this morning due to many internal issues. However one of our 2 day old chicks was placed in the brooder and was walking and doing fine until yesterday and today. Baby is scooting around to get around occasionally. Wants to sleep a lot. But eating and drinking fine if u take baby there and let him/her eat while holding it. Very talkitive and wants to be social but has difficulty moving around. Very shakey in legs and body when picked up to observe. I don't think its straddle legged and I don't see any obvious issues. What do you think is wrong,also the runt
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Try posting in the "Raising Baby Chicks" section.
     
  3. krystal121009

    krystal121009 New Egg

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    Thank you
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Hope your chick will be okay [​IMG]
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello and wish you the best of luck with your little chick!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. Lots of good things could be the issue; sadly there is not often a lot that can be done for a weakly chick. They are fragile and surivival is never 100%. Other than keeping it warm and offering electrolytes in the water, and being sure it is not pasted, there's just not a lot to do.
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome, and good luck with the little one!
     
  9. sroy

    sroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe give it some mashed scrambled or boiled egg.
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas and :welcome! Happy you joined our flock! :)
     

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