1. louise sowinski

    louise sowinski New Egg

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    One of my RIR chicks (incubated) is 2 days old. I had to help it hatch out. I knew it wasn't right straight away. It's left wing is dropped low and it falls over every 10 minute's or so and can't get up. It's eating g amd drinking and socialising but it chirps constantly. Other than the wing it's Ok. What do I do?
     
  2. louise sowinski

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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    A droopy wing can be neurological or from a break, or if both wings are involved, a very ill bird sign. I'm not sure if wrapping the wing in a normal position next to the body in a figure 8 with vet wrap (as you would treat an older bird with a fracture) would be good for a small chick. If you did this, I would think it would have to be removed every day to allow for growth, since they double and triple their size each week. Maybe someone who has had this before will chime in.
     
  4. louise sowinski

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    I was thinking a doughnut? Worried that he's down on his side all night when I'm not there. I could use a small hair doughnut[​IMG] the things you make a bun in your hair with...crazy but it could work to keep him upright. Ideas?
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    A chick chair may help (see below,) or you can make a donut by rolling up a wash cloth, and taping it to make a ring.

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  6. louise sowinski

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    So how long do they stay in the chick chair? Will they become stronger I that?
     

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