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chick falls over, etc.

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

  1. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Moderator Staff Member

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  3. tackyrama

    tackyrama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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