Five day old chick going downhill fast

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wildcatpro, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Wildcatpro

    Wildcatpro Hatching

    Sep 11, 2012
    After incubating and successfully hatching 3 black copper maran chicks I took them to one of the possible mothers who had went broody shortly after we started the incubating to let her adopt them after a few hrs of them hatching and she took to them just fine but today one of the chicks wasn't able to walk and laid there with it's wings out chirping so I put it by the water and it drank and kind of hobbled back to the mom not walking . This evening it still isn't doing good the other two are just fine eating and running around no symptoms and I have given no vaccs of any sort so what do y'all think?? The lil chicks are 5 days old

    Isolate the chick
    Possible injury
    Or maybe sick
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2012

  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Possible injury vs simple failure to thrive. Happens all the time. Sometimes there's nothing to be done. Let Mama hen do her thing.

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