Chick barely walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickieluver26, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. chickieluver26

    chickieluver26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my new silkie chicks can barely walk she eats and drink when taken to them she can easily flip over when walking or trying to stand still her name is Minnie and is very small and sweet[​IMG]
     
  2. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she warm enough? did you give her any chick starter feed? Does she have splayed legs?

    More info please.
     
  3. chickieluver26

    chickieluver26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The heat in the brooder is 95 and she is getting chick starter that was soaked in warm water because the chunks of feed were to big and I don't think it's slated leg because she wabbles around and will just roll onto her back with her feet up into the air none of the other 4 chicks are doing this
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It might be a vitamin B or E deficiency, as these deficiencies can cause trouble walking. I'd get some infant polyvisol vitamins (without iron), and start giving some to her. Give one drop a day, and see if that helps. In the meantime, watch her and make sure that she doesn't fall over into a water dish or something. Try to encourage her to eat some scrambled egg of other nutrient-rich food.
     
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  5. chickieluver26

    chickieluver26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you when I feed her egg what do I do hard boil it scramble just the yolk or just the whites or both???
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You can hard boil it, or you can just scramble it up. You can give both the white and the yolk.
     
  7. chickieluver26

    chickieluver26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you I will do it right now
     

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