chick falls over, etc.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlackBart, May 9, 2009.

  1. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    Well this is odd behaviour.
    I have three Sumatra chicks, four weeks old.
    The littlest one sometimes falls over acts like he can't get up, flails around and peeps really loud.
    I pick it up and hold him awhile then he is fine and acts normal.
    Any ideas?
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. tackyrama

    tackyrama Songster

    Aug 14, 2008
    Central Minnesota USA
    I posted a similar question for a chick with similar symptoms. One person treated their chick with vitamins and cooked egg yolk. I tried it but ended up putting it out of it's misery. I don't know what causes it - maybe hatching conditions?
    Here's what one person said: I read about this and will say it is heart failure

    It may mean the chick had a bad time hatching
    The vit's it needs is Vit E and Vit B complex and that should make the nervous system come around
    Last edited: May 9, 2009
  4. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    I was wondering if it was something from hatching.
    Thank you for the link to the symptoms chart.

    He has only done it a couple of times and he recovers quick quickly. I will get some liquid vitamins for their water and see if he stops.
    If not, then I guess I will take it from there.

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