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Anemic chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kadjain, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Kadjain

    Kadjain Songster

    I have multiple chicks hatching out that are shaking and can't use their legs.
    I gave the hens fresh grass everyday in the breeding pens to avoid hatching out anemic chicks.
    They hatch out fine then can't use their legs and shake. What's going on with them and can they be saved?

    Last edited: Feb 2, 2014

  2. Kadjain

    Kadjain Songster

    The chicks died but if you know what it was please let me know.

    Thanks again
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

    Nov 7, 2012
    I don't know what it is. How old are they when this starts? Out of the incubator yet? Or still in it? If they are dried off, you might try getting some electrolytes into them, and some vitamins. There are packets of commercial electrolyte mix available as well as a product called Nutri-drench that I like. Good stuff to have on hand. Your problem could be related to hatching temp, genetics, or nutrition. Good luck.
  4. Kadjain

    Kadjain Songster

    They just hatched with the problem. I have electrolyte/probiotic packet that I was going to give them but then they didn't make it.
  5. Kadjain

    Kadjain Songster

    Here's what it looks like kind of. This ones legs are mild and it is stronger than the other and not shaking.[​IMG]

    The legs want to stay out like that and it can't seem to bring them under its body like normal. The other ones were much worse, one of their legs was going straight back.
    Anyone know why? It's not all the chicks only a few so far.

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