good day to all. my name is mark and i have 29chicken, 1 turkey and 10ducks, as adults. these have there own pen and shed. i have also 11 turkeys, 1hen,1duck all at 8 weeks these have there own run and house my latest batch from the incubator only gave me 9 chicks out of 28 eggs. 3 got ratted and so the other 6 were moved into a clean rabbit hutch with brooder lamp Of these 6 chicks all seemed healthy untill this morning? according to my father. one of the chicks seems to have lost the use of one leg. It is supporting its weight on it wing. Its ballance is totaly screwed and it has been sat down all day. the chick looks too hot as it has fluffed all it feathers out. it is also breathing air like it would drink water. by this i mean the chick seems to gasp for air from its mouth and then tilts its head back as if it were drinking water. the chick also has its eyes closed alot and looks very tired. breathing is slow, every 3 seconds. i have inspected the chick and i can see no injuries to its legs or any other part of its body. all movment of limbs seems to be normal. when i turn the chick on its back its head is weak and it makes no effort to turn its self the right way up. the leg seems semi twisted to the side kinda like a pigion. if i touch the feet. the chick will not push my finger with either leg the crop is not full to capacity but has some food inside it. airways do not seem to be blocked the chick is eating and drinking very well for a few seconds and then goes tired again. the vent seems clean and well. skin colour looks normal on face and legs. at the moment the chcik is alert and pecking at grass tips and other bits and pieces on the floor all other chicks are very alert and normal. the food is chick crumb and water is in a bowl and comes from the tap at room temps. all birds and human careers drink from the same mains supply. every time i go to see them they are very happily playing around or eating and drinking. the chicks are very manic and are always jumping around the rabbit hutch cage. garden grass hay is the bedding. chicks have not been cleaned out as i would have wanted as my father has taken over the looking after of the chicks for the last 1.5weeks. the water bowls are never washed out only refilled. untill today that is when i found out what was going on. i have looked through this forum and have found many symptons like mine but no definitive answers. please help. if you would like to know anymore info please ask. thanks mark..