Day old. Dorking rocked back on hocks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KittieChick, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. KittieChick

    KittieChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just hatched yesterday, Saturday, 4 red Dorking chicks, 1 male, 3 female. Not sure if the male will make it. His toes don't spread out, and he's unable to stand upright. He rocks back on his hocks and is easily knocked over. :(

    I gave him some electrolyte water and some liver water. He'll drink and wants to go, just can't seem to get the legs working. I tried putting him in my bra so I could get some stuff done. He wasn't having any of that, so I stuck him under the brooder panel. He's currently asleep.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

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  3. KittieChick

    KittieChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much. I dissolved a B complex and am giving him sips with a dropper. I'm also trying to give him some liver water.

    He's the only chick out of a dozen with this condition. Hurts to see how weak his legs and feet are. I notice he lays over on his side if I don't hold him up.
     
  4. KittieChick

    KittieChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He was culled yesterday. No improvements over 36 hours.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I am sorry for your loss.
     

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