Chick constantly laying on his side?? Any ideas what it is?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by daniellenoel, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. daniellenoel

    daniellenoel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He keeps laying in his side. and had a bit of touble walking.. hatched about 9 hours ago. other chicks in brooder are packing him so he is seperated from them. kind of off balance and always leaning to or laying on his left side?
     
  2. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give him some time. Glad he is separated. Put some polyvisol in his water as he probably needs more vitamins.
     
  3. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What she said......[​IMG]
     
  4. daniellenoel

    daniellenoel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    his feet seem to be bit sowllen as well.... any ideas?
    I will get the vitamins tomorrow
    Just noticed his feet when I was looking at the others and then tried to compare his to another chicks..
     
  5. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's dehydrated. You're going to have to feed him with a dropper or syringe. He needs water with vitamins in it and also yogurt from the dropper for food. He'll bounce back pdq! Just be patient as this does take diligence on our end.
     
  6. daniellenoel

    daniellenoel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you so much. trying to give him water (putting his beak in the water) he is breathing a little faster than the others too
    will get vit E and the other thing you mentioned tomorrow
     
  7. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine was breathing hard when this happened, too. I think the inability to move/stand/eat/drink stresses them out. Don't worry. He'll make it through the night and be on the mend tomorrow. Keep us posted and we'll all figure out how to get this little guy better!
     
  8. festivefeet

    festivefeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine did this in the beginning too. I gave her pediatlye (plain kind) through an eyedropper. This gave her the energy she needed to get up and eat and drink. I did this for about four days.
     
  9. daniellenoel

    daniellenoel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he seems better today.. has a bit more balance.. cannot walk very far. I am heading to Walmart now to get him those vitamins and some yogurt. do I open his beak and squirt some in? he is the loudest guy in there.(peep peep)
    I put him back with the rest and they are leaving him alone more, one leg seems to push forward or to the side more than the other which also seems to make it hard to walk...
    any other ideas would be great
    THANK YOU!!
     
  10. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, you got me on the leg thing. Is it to the extent where they you might need to make a band-aid brace. They do this with spraddle-leg. Do you think your little guy has this? If so, you need to act pretty fast to correct it. I would search "spraddle leg" on here and you'll find some great instructions. Sounds pretty simple and only takes 24 or so hours to correct. Good luck and keep us posted! Great job, by the way!
     

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