DAY OLD CHICK NOT WALKING FLOPPING

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dddCT, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. dddCT

    dddCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a day old RIR that is the only chick to hatch. He seems small and isn't walking. I tried to look at his legs. They don't flare out when he lays like Ive seen some picture of chicks with straddle legs. He is eating and drinking OK and sorta flops about the brooder but no walking. Is this normal for a day old chick.
     
  2. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got one like that from this years chicks. I thought it was going to be a goner, but it made it.

    Good luck
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Keep him hydrated (and fed) and see what he is like tomorrow.
     
  4. Shogun99

    Shogun99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just watch him too and ensure that he's ok.
     
  5. dddCT

    dddCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there's definitely something not right with this chicks leg. I see him trying to bear weight on it but can't and just kinda hops around rather than walk. I don't want to cull him but don't know what to do
     

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