Day old chick not moving

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by goats rule 101, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. goats rule 101

    goats rule 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi we just recieved our first baby chicks and one of them is not moving. The other three aredoing great and show no signs of anything being wrong with them. We ordered them from a hatchery and just received them in the mail today. The one that isn't moving just opened both eyes but cannot stand or move at all. They are a day old and are all supposidly hens. Please help
     
  2. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do her legs look normal? It is possible that she will need splints on her legs to stand. The issue is called spatter leg or something. Effectively, the little chicks legs collapse under their own weight. Searching into disease and emergency forum should yield a better answer. In the mean time, provide the chick with food, water and warmth. I doubt the chicken is shocked, but who knows, maybe the ride over was traumatizing for the bird. Hope the chick perks up soon!
     
  3. goats rule 101

    goats rule 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright thanks and one of her legs does look a little deformed but when she tries to move her neck she kinda goes into a fit/spasm.
     
  4. goats rule 101

    goats rule 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also do you think it could spread to the other chicks?
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Since they are all so young, I think the one chick was either too weak to survive, or stressed in transport. You can try dipping her beak in a tsp of water and see if she drinks. Watch out for the nostrils.
     
  6. goats rule 101

    goats rule 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've been using a syringe to put water droplets on her beak and then she drinks it.
    But she like snaps in to the real world and then her head falls and she's out of it like every 10 seconds. She usually just sits like this.
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  7. goats rule 101

    goats rule 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the pictures she's the bottom chick lying down.
     
  8. goats rule 101

    goats rule 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the advice but my baby chick just died. R.I P. :'(
     
  9. rambosara

    rambosara Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww poor baby! So sorry to hear RIP little chicky!
     

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