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Chick can't stand...not spradle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lizrndiver, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. lizrndiver

    lizrndiver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    South Beloit, IL
    I have a chick that hatched yesterday. It still had a little yolk around it's navel and it was quite large for the size of the egg.

    Anyway, it can't stand. It's not spradle legs. It is like it is folded in half. It keeps it's legs out in front and is sitting on its rump.

    I tried putting it in a teacup as suggested in another post, but it is too strong and keeps tipping itself out.

    If I hold it's feet in place, it can stand in the right position, but not for long.

    Should I cull? Any suggestions? Navel looks fine this morning.

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  3. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2010
    I would give the chick a few poly-vi-sol (w/out iron) drops a couple times a day and help it to drink/eat if you can. Definitely give it a few days and make sure it isn't getting trampled by the others.

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