Chick having trouble getting up...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CCourson05, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Little 1 week old chick can't get up after laying on it's side... Walks, eats and drinks fine once it's up... Any ideas?
     
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Bump. [​IMG]
     
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Anyone?
     
  4. delynnel

    delynnel Out Of The Brooder

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    Sometimes they can't get a grip on the flooring in the brooder - I've found the best is paper towel, as newspaper is too slippery. The other thing is that sometimes their legs just aren't strong enough or they will have splay-legs, you can google search on how to make a splint for them, but I've never been able to save a chick whose legs had issues other than slipping.
     
  5. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    maybe a little time and some PolyVisol vitamins (without Iron)
     

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