2 Month old chick lost ability to walk and stand

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 3rocksandme, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. 3rocksandme

    3rocksandme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning!

    I received 3 chicks from a classroom that hatched them out. I am guessing they are somewhere around 2 months old. One of the chicks came to me and it cannot stand. It always falls to one side. The only issue I can see (from outward appearance) is a crooked toe. She pushes herself in circles all around the brooding pen and then finds something to prop herself up on. We've had her about a week and she eats and drinks.

    We have had her for about 2 weeks and it seems the issue has gotten worse not better. She used to stand, albeit not well and she fell a lot but she was capable of standing. Now she can't. She's in a box with pine chip bedding about 1" deep.

    Any ideas what could be the problem and if this is something that can be fixed?
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011
  2. 3rocksandme

    3rocksandme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would greatly appreciate some input, struggling with the idea of putting this baby down....thnx
     
  3. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm only on my first batch of chicks since being knee high to a grasshopper but I can't imagine a crooked toe causing those problems. Are you sure she isn't splay legged and it's just getting worse? No matter what, I hope you find out a solution to your chick's problem. [​IMG]
     

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