Chick was stuck on it's back

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Corey NC, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    When I went to check on my serama chicks this morning one was on it's back and it seemed to have been there for a while flailing it's legs due to the wat the shavings looked around it. At first sight I thought they were dead but I turned it over and it seemed fine though wobbly and very weak. After being on it's feet for a while it seemed to regain strength and is perfectly fine.

    Has anyone had this happen where a chick got on it's back and got stuck and struggled so much it died of exhastion?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, they can die of heart failure from the stress. I'm glad your baby is ok.

    Jody
     
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Oh! I'm glad you found your little one in time!
     
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    If they stay on their back they will die. Their hearts will stop cause it puts pressure on them in that position.
     
  5. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Its was on it's back agian this morning, I tryed to help it but it died in my hands. I am now down to 4 chicks.
     
  6. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    I'm so very sorry.
     
  7. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    There might have been something wrong with it's legs...
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree there was probably something else wrong with the chick. I'm so sorry. :aww

    Jody
     
  9. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    I'm very sorry Corey. [​IMG]
     
  10. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I am sad too, luckily I have a dozen of Jody's eggs in the bator and I'm not giving up on the Seramas yet, I have more eggs coming in febuary.

    This makes me wonder if momma isn't a bad momma after all and just these chicks had problems.....
     

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