Chick having trouble waking


In the Brooder
11 Years
Feb 7, 2008
Northfield, NH
I got my chicks in Saturday they are Cornish x Rocks so far they have been very active. This morning when I was feeding them I noticed one laying kind of fun. It looked like one of its hips was sticking out to the side a little. As I watched it he tried to get up and move but doesn’t seem to be able to put any wait on its legs. It still moves around but it's more like it crawls. These are my first chicks and I am not sure what to do. Is there anything I can do for it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


Premium Feather Member
13 Years
Jan 21, 2007
Thousand Oaks, California
It could be so many things. Help narrow it down by answering as many of these questions as you can.

1) What type of bird , age and weight.
2) What is the behavior, exactly.
3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
10) Describe the housing/bedding in use

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