baby chic cant stand

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Danny81577, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Danny81577

    Danny81577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dec 10, 2008
    Fredericksburg,VA
    I have a silkie x standard chic that hatched yesterday the problem I am having is it just lays on its stomach with one leg under it and the other leg sticks strait back behind it and it will not move it to the right spot under it so it can stand please tell me there is something I can do to help the poor thing
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    it could be a sliped tendon, do you have electrolytes in the water? You could try the spraddle leg treatment. Good Luck!
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    give the chick Poly-vi-sol liquid baby vitamins..2 drops on beak once a day for a week, then 1 drop for another week.
    make sure it is eating..if it can't eat..you will have to hand feed.
    along with moistened chick feed..give some scrambled egg.

    here's a site of some one who specializes in these kinds of leg problems..

    http://www.voy.com/194762/

    hope the chick makes out ok..
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2009

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