2 days old, can't walk or keep balance

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KittieChick, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. KittieChick

    KittieChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Do you have vitamins in the water?
     
  3. KittieChick

    KittieChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been giving B complex and probiotics. Poached yolk when I can get him to open his mouth.
     
  4. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are its legs and feet? Are the toes curled to the left or the right?
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    How old is he? Does his belly feel like that of his flock mates, or is it bigger and mushy? He's obviously distressed. Please read my post to the person in the thread re: the 5 week old Australorp with wry neck. I sound like a broken record, with my recommendation for Nutri-drench, but, IMO that's the best place to start when you have a chick that's not doing as well as it's flock mates.
     
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  6. KittieChick

    KittieChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Toes are fine. He seems like he wants to stand up. His belly feels the same, up until today they were all the same size. I keep straightening his legs out to feel if it's a tendon or something, can't feel anything out of the ordinary, but I have no experience to speak of.

    He's asleep now, I gave him a concoction of pedialyte, infant vitamin, selenium and a little vita min E. It's a recipe, so I didn't make it up, it was recommended by a breeder on another group I belong to. 2 TBS Pedialyte 2 drops Baby Vitamin 100 units Vitamin E (squirt out half a capsule) 50 mcg Selenium (1/4 tablet crushed)

    I'll try some nutrition drench.ive used probiotics, and electrolyte fluid as well. I hate typing on an iPad!

    Goodnight. Hope the chick either gets better or passes tonight so I don't have to do the deed. :(
     
  7. TheEggCollecter

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    How is he/she now?
     
  8. MARANMAN2011

    MARANMAN2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Separate him now so if it is something it wont spread. And stay on what they have told you and I would medicate all chicks.
     
  9. woodlandsprite

    woodlandsprite Out Of The Brooder

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    Hope your little peeper is ok....Thinking of you both....
     
  10. KittieChick

    KittieChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :( I culled him yesterday morning. He wasn't improving, so decided it was most likely a neurological issue. Vitamins helped his toes, but not his lack of balance. I'm hoping for another cockerel in this next batch of Dorking eggs.
     

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