Baby chicks keep falling over

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by westwalesdave, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. westwalesdave

    westwalesdave New Egg

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    I have a mix of different breads of chicks. 6 in fact but 3 of them are falling over, they are eating pellets, corn and lettuce but the keep falling over and have done so for over a week. Any ideas what is wrong and what I can do? Thank you
     
  2. CherishHolland

    CherishHolland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First welcome to BYC. Second how old are they and since you are giving them a variety to they have access to some chick grit? Try some electrolytes in the water and see if that helps.
     
  3. westwalesdave

    westwalesdave New Egg

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    Thank you! They are 7 weeks old ! 3 are walking fine. But it started with one and now the other 3 are falling over and can't walk.
     
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  4. CherishHolland

    CherishHolland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do their poops look? Are the ones who are falling over do they looked poofed up? Can the legs bend? Could you get a picture of the falling chicks?
     
  5. westwalesdave

    westwalesdave New Egg

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    Poops look normal! Legs bend fine ! Will attach image of chick falling over.
     
  6. westwalesdave

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  7. westwalesdave

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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  9. Welcome to BYC Glad you joined us hope your chicks are ok!
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]do they look like they are having seizures? Is their food fresh and dry - in rainy, humid weather feed can spoil and get moldy fast with bad results.
     

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