Chick not standing properly.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by asgill92, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. asgill92

    asgill92 Hatching

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    This chick has been sitting like this for a couple of days eats and drinks in the same position and does not move around too much. Just sits on one side of the coop. Is it some medical condition or do chicks usually do this?

    PS : The chick does eat and drink water but is lazier than the other chicks.
     
  2. guineapeeps

    guineapeeps Crowing

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    No, that is not normal behavior and something is wrong. Do you notice any deformation in its legs or feet? Has it been injured that you know of? If not, It may be a vitamin deficiency problem. I am wondering if it is something like what is mentioned in the following thread that @Eggcessive gave advice on:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/chick-walking-on-hocks.915808/
     
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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

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    I would start some vitamin B complex tablets 1/4 tablet daily crushed or grated onto some food, such as cooked egg. It could be riboflavin (vitamin B2) deficiency, so starting the vitamins as soon as possible is important for better chances of success. Chick vitamins sometimes have riboflavin as well, but check the label if you use one. Chicks can have leg bone deformities in one or both legs, and can have a slipped tendon or perosis as well. Pictures from the front can sometimes be helpful if they hold one leg out to the side.
     
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  4. asgill92

    asgill92 Hatching

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    I saw your replies on the post mentioned above.

    But the link you mentioned in that post isn't working now. I would do a google search for the above mentioned document but is there any chance you have it on you and could share it here?

    I have started giving vitamin supplements to all the chickens hopefully its just a deficiency which will get treated soon. Fingers crossed.

    Thanks for the help so far. :)
     
  5. asgill92

    asgill92 Hatching

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    Upon closer inspection, I might have found the problem.
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    There is just a little bit of swelling on each of the feet something on the lines of Fowlpox. The chicks were vaccinated on day one but sometimes these things develop.
    Most birds survive the infection. (According to Wikipedia)

    The chick looks strong and is eating and drinking well. Hopefully returns back to good health soon. :)
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