Broiler Chick Won't Walk

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by OldCrookedToe, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little broiler chick I found at TSC that couldn't walk so I took it home Thursday. It's doing much better now, it can stand and will run for short distances before it plops down and drifts off to sleep. It very well may be a Cornish x but who knows. Anyways - it just sits there 90% of the time. It'll be awake and just sitting there. It doesn't eat a lot but it's drinking and poopin regularly. It's a few days old, maybe like 5 days old. It just sits with its legs out a lot and doesn't act like a normal chick. It doesn't have deformed legs, they're perfectly straight when it stands up, but it just hobbles around and isn't active like a normal chick it's age. Is this normal broiler behavior or is this a chick that just isn't going to thrive no matter what I give it?
     
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  2. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been given nutri-drench, electrolytes, and a little rooster booster poultry cell. It refuses to eat anything I offer it, including hard-boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, yogurt, and honey.
     
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    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] his belly looks big to me. And his fluff is sparse
     
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