2 week old chick suddenly not able to stand

staciadawson

Hatching
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May 24, 2011
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my sweet 2 week golden laced wyandotte is suddenly not able to stand. she tries to get up then just topples over like she has lost her balance. she's eating and drinking (which is a bit challenging with the other chicks walking all over her). she also seems alert

she's laying on my chest at the moment, because i'm afraid to put her back in the brooder wiith her mates.

i have no idea how to help her. can anyone give me some advice?
 

staciadawson

Hatching
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May 24, 2011
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update - i don't think it is spradle leg because she is keeping both legs tucked under her
 

howfunkyisurchicken

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Apr 11, 2011
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Have you tried any poly-vi-sol(w/o iron). Maybe she has a vitamin deficiency. If the other chicks are stepping (and pooping
) on her, I would set her up in a temporary brooder. Maybe even put a calm, friendly chick in with her so she has company. All I can really recommend now is to give her the poly drops, separate and keep an eye on her for other symptoms. Good luck.
 

staciadawson

Hatching
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May 24, 2011
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Thank you Nikki.
I have her set up in a separate brooder now and she seems content.
How much and how often should I giver her the poly-vi-sol?
 

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