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first timer- is somethign wrong with my newly hatched chick?!?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickensassy, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. chickensassy

    chickensassy Out Of The Brooder

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    is something wrong...what do I do! appears after 4 hours it cant use its legs cant stand up only stays squating or laying down. other chicks doing well. This is my first time. should I try to help it? its thigh sticks out and it cant straighten and use its full leggs.....oh please help me. I am a wreck! These are Lavender Orpingtons and my first time to hatch eggs. All others are fine so far.
     
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    please go to search and look up the symptoms you have seen that would be the fastest. good luck
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Four hours isn't long after hatch. If by morning there is no change, then I would worry. Sometimes new chicks don't eat or drink or do much of anything for 24 or more hours after hatch. If the hatchling is ill, there may be nothing you can do about it, but don't worry until morning. Congrats on your fuzzies!
     
  4. chickensassy

    chickensassy Out Of The Brooder

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    oh thank you..... i will!
     
  5. Mama duck 8

    Mama duck 8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post pics.. I am an expert when it comes to poultry, I can help you.. I have hatched hundreds of eggs [​IMG]
     
  6. chickensassy

    chickensassy Out Of The Brooder

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    photos on their way...if I can figure it out...
     
  7. chickensassy

    chickensassy Out Of The Brooder

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    i cant figure it out! how do I post pictures???
     
  8. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the uploads tab up one the top 4 from the left browse the pics and copy and paste the link in here. i hope i explained it
     
  9. chickensassy

    chickensassy Out Of The Brooder

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    ill try that...thanks please stay tuned!
     
  10. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    If it doesn't get up soon, search of spry leg. That may be it.
     

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