Chick, moving backwards and falling over.... What is it?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ThreeBoysChicks, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    So I have a Maran chick that hatced out a couple of weeks ago. Noticed last night that she is walking backward, falling over and just not acting right. I have her seperated in the chick Hospital. Really thought she would be dead over night. This morning, she is alive. Eatting and Drinking, but not acting completely right.

    Any thoughts? She was in with some older chicks, maybe she was stepped on or pushed around.

  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    With chicks, it seems some are so accident prone. It could have been stepped on, or pecked in the head, the possibilities are endless. I think separating it was a good idea. Keep an eye on the little one and let it rest. Some vitamins may help also. Sorry I can't help more, hope your chick feels better soon!
  3. Ted n Ms

    Ted n Ms Chirping

    Dec 7, 2011
    Had an uncle that done that sometimes. I think he was drunk....[​IMG]

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