Hatched baby can't walk.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CanChaser, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. CanChaser

    CanChaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chicks that hatched last night still can't walk. He's dry and fluffy and seems fine other than not walking. I set him up and he just topples over. Is there anything I can do?
     
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had the same problem yesterday but today its upright not on its side so i would give it some time. [​IMG]
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I would give it a chance, she's not on a slippery surface , right?
     
  4. CanChaser

    CanChaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still can't walk. It's not slippery. The poor thing lays there and kicks. I set it up but it just falls over. I've been giving it sugar water. It looks so healthy but I guess it's not.
     
  5. johnskoi

    johnskoi Chillin' With My Peeps

    search hobble braces and bandaids -- saved a couple of little peas from being permanently crippled for me this past summer...was a one day treatment (2 for a few) -- time is of the essence tho --(by the time i explained it, it would be too late)
     
  6. johnskoi

    johnskoi Chillin' With My Peeps

    i also used water bottles to give 'em something to lean against while they adapted -- the other chicks liked the bottles too- a little geothermic heat from the lights [​IMG]
     
  7. Denab

    Denab Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chick that was Born on 2/23/12 with the same problem... I have to feed her and give her water.. She falls over to one side...I put a town in the incubator. I have her by herself... I don't know what to do. Help please.. i did they band aid thing she still falls over to one side.
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I don't know. I think if there's no improvement within 10 days, I may euthanize. Make sure they have food and water-they will eat more food if you make mush out of their crumbles.

    Johnskoi, I used to live in Center Moriches, then lived in Ridge for 18 years. I moved to Fla in 2004.
     

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