help-- 1st time hatching in class.. ever

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lhansen, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. lhansen

    lhansen New Egg

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    3 chicks hatched today and we are all very excited... but, 1 of the chicks keeps his left leg behind him.. he can walk although he stumbles.. when he falls he cant get up.. ive been helping him up, but should i let him learn on his own? what happens if he cant get up?? will he survive?
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    This can be a chick just taking longer to gain his sea legs or it could be a sign something else isn't right- only time will tell. If he gets stuck like a beetle on his back, flip him over, but he may just get the hang of it.
     

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