Chick suddenly can't walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by snoggle, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. snoggle

    snoggle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have eight 2 1/2 week old chicks. Four Barnevelders and four Welsummers. One of the Welsummers suddenly can't walk. They were all fine yesterday. Not sure about this morning. I might not have noticed since I was rushing to change their water and get to work. I've been giving them some veggies and boiled egg as a treat once a day for the last few days. They all love it. When I went to give it tonight, this one didn't get up. When I picked her up and moved her she held one of her legs close to her. She managed to move around the brooder a little, but looks off balanced and falls. I see no injury or obvious deformity.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. snoggle

    snoggle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just went to check again. She was upside down and one of the others actually kinda walked over her. I moved her so she was sitting up again. It seems like it is more than just her leg since she can't seem to stay upright even when sitting. She just kinda flops over. I won't be surprised if she isn't alive tomorrow AM, but I just wanted to know if this was some sort of common ailment.
     
  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011

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