Chicken legs spread

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gems, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Gems

    Gems New Egg

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    Hatched saturday 9am ...very fit (my first incubator um brood in 26 years and was a boy then lol) SUnday night put in box under 40w lamp, checked every two hours and fine last checked Monday morn 8:30 ...work 5 hours and chicken on back hardly moving when i got back...placed back in incubator with the other surviver of my 6 egg test...tuesday some signs of life but getting stuck on it's back all the time. Last night looked pretty hopeless as it must have been starving , but not eating ...i was forcing it to have water often though and last night too i forced it to have some yakult yoguht drink as it looked like it was stuffed anyway...this morning huge improvement and it has been eating and drinking all day lol but still in the incubator and on newspaper and trhe other is spot on (it came ot 31 hours later Sunday 4pm) But the one that got the chill still has it's legs spread but is getting around enthusiastically and am very surprised by it's comeback today...but i thought i would ask for some advice please ...i think tomorrow i should try them in the cardboard box again undere the lamp but will try a stronger lamp and i have to try to get it to walk properly again like it was last sunday.
     
  2. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. Gems

    Gems New Egg

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    Thanks Girl !! That's very helpful thankyou...the band aid cure great link much appreciated...shavings , like i mean as in wood shaveings? mmm will have to source some from someplace tomorrow.
     
  4. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Welcome btw!

    Yes, pine shavings. At the very least, put down paper towels. That gives their little feet something to grip. Any farm store sells them, or even a pet shop for a small quantity.
     

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