5 day old chicks losing ability to walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DianaB3, May 11, 2016.

  1. DianaB3

    DianaB3 New Egg

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    My 5 day old chicks are losing the ability to walk. They have been fine now 3 of them are having trouble walking. I have hatched chicks before and never had this happen. Any suggestions would be grate.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Get some chick vitamins quickly and add to the water. Make sure they drink well or give it to them with a dropper or spoon to the beak. Poultry Nutri-drench and Poultry Cell has vitamins and minerals plus electrolytes and amino acids. Nutri-drench lacks riboflavin however. Are they sitting on hocks or having curled under toes?
     
  3. DianaB3

    DianaB3 New Egg

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    It's like on leg on longer is working. They kick with both when I pick them up can't stand on one when I put them down. TheI toes on the bad leg just hang there. But they do curl around my finger when I touch them.
     

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