Chick Not Moving Much, Wobbly, Falls.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RaisingPaynes, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. RaisingPaynes

    RaisingPaynes In the Brooder

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    I have had these chicks (Australorps) for 2 weeks now, they all seemed perfect and fine when they first arrived. Now (since Saturday) one seems to not be thriving. She is smaller than the rest, very wobbly and ends up falling on her side or back. I have taken out some of the bedding because she seems to have a hard time walking on it and I have also separated her so she doesn't get trampled over by the other chicks.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Does she happen to have a pasty butt? Possible cocci? Blocked or impacted crop possibly caused by shavings. Those are my first suspects... followed by sometimes birds will fail to thrive even this late. :(

    I would push liquids by dropping just below nostrils and when it roll around into the beak they should naturally gobble and swallow. I would add vitamins like poultry nutri drench and maybe even some electrolytes...

    Pending the question... what have you been feeding including treats and supplements? How many birds in how much space? Any grit available? What does her stool look like?

    :fl
     
  3. RaisingPaynes

    RaisingPaynes In the Brooder

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    I treated her for pasty butt when we got her. She still seemed okay, we have a thin layer of pine shavings as bedding. I have seen her eat and drink, swallow just fine. As for food, i have been feeding my chicks duMor 20% started/ feed. I have also added acv to their water today to see if it would help. I haven't added treats to their diet yet, though. Her stool seems normal as well. Thank you, Btw!
     

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