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Baby Chick Can't Stand or Walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FloridaChick88, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. FloridaChick88

    FloridaChick88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone!

    This is my first post in BYC! Two days ago we had a baby chick that had to be assisted out of the shell while it was hatching. It pipped but 24 hours later it had made almost no progress unzipping its shell. Once it hatched, it seemed healthy but its legs didn't seem to be functioning properly. It would flap its wings and bumble around in the incubator almost as if it was unable to support its weight. Now two days later it is eating and drinking but it is still unable to stand or walk. Im still very new to raising chickens and am at a loss as to what to do for this baby. All of the other chicks from the brood are strong and walking normally. Any suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
     
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    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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  3. sofia1031

    sofia1031 New Egg

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    My baby chicken can't walk and has a red side please help [​IMG]
     
  4. sofia1031

    sofia1031 New Egg

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    Thank you
     

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