Chick walks on knees, is she ok? Please Help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ayamEC, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. ayamEC

    ayamEC Chirping

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    i have a 2 1/2 week old chick. All the others are only one week old and act like she is the momma hen. She loves them and they are always serounded her, we recently realized she is walking and sitting on her knees. She walked normally sometimes but then lays down like she is tired.

    Is there anything I can do to help her? Please help!
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    It's possible this chick has hit a snag of sorts where her body hasn't been able to adequately process the nutrients out of the food she eats. B vitamins can help with weakness in the legs, especially B-2, thiamine. If you can't fine B-2, then use B-complex. You can crush a tablet and dissolve it in water and syringe it into the chick's beak. Do it on the right side of the beak and avoid the center of the throat where the airway is located.

    Do this once a day until the chick seems strong.

    If you notice this chick deteriorate further and it has runny poop, something else may be going on that is much more serious.
     
  3. ayamEC

    ayamEC Chirping

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    Ok thank you. I’ll try that.
     

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