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Chick hours old scooting on butt legs out in front!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sambi89, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Sambi89

    Sambi89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie mix chick that hatched about 4 hours ago. In the incubator it stumbled around fine like a normal newly hatched chick. I moved her to the brooder with the other chick that had hatched out. The second chick is fine and the first is not walking anymore. She's scooting on her bottom and flapping her wings instead. Her feet are out in front of her and she can move them but she doesn't put them under her. Could this be a vitamin deficiency? [​IMG]
     
  2. Sambi89

    Sambi89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If anyone has any thoughts on what this could be any and all advice is welcome and wanted!
     
  3. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Can't promise it will work but I had one do this the first hatch this year
    I put it in a shot glass that forces it to stand on its legs. I did it overnight and stuck it back in the incubator that way. Id let it out a couple hours a day and then put it back. After 3 days and night of doing it, it no lonher had problems walking. That chick is now going to be 9 weeks old tomorrow and I couldn't tell you which of the ohiki it was.
     
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  4. Purpletie3

    Purpletie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had one with the legs out front, sorry. I have had silkies doing splits. Did he get injured somehow? Sorry I don't have more for you here.
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I wrote you on our thread..go read..I call this the paddle walk..it will be fine once it figures out it's balance on those new little legs. :)
     
  6. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Sorry for my badly autocorrected post. I have a headached and don't feel like editing to correct them.
     
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    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    You gave great advice..I also use the cup..or small glass at times when little legs are acting funny. [​IMG]
     
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  8. Sambi89

    Sambi89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out if I hurt her when I put her in the brooder, if I did it too soon, if she could have been hurt by another chick, but nothing really stands out. I've done this a few times and I've never had a chick like this before. I have started giving her Poly Vi Sol (no iron).
     
  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    She really doesn't need the vit. but, if you want to, you can give her again...a very tiny amount...just once a day. She will be fine.
     
  10. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    I've actually got a Swedish flower chick2that wants to spraddle that's in a glass at the moment. Lol.

    Sambi, poly vi sol is good stuff and will help keep the chick strong through this little hiccup.
     

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