2 week old chick suddenly not able to stand

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by staciadawson, May 24, 2011.

  1. staciadawson

    staciadawson New Egg

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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?
     
  2. staciadawson

    staciadawson New Egg

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    update - i don't think it is spradle leg because she is keeping both legs tucked under her
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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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 [​IMG] ) 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.
     
  4. staciadawson

    staciadawson New Egg

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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?
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Give her a couple of drops in the morning and at night. Hope she feels better soon [​IMG]
     

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