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

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

  1. lhansen

    lhansen Hatching

    Jun 10, 2010
    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

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    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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