//HELP// 3 week old chick can't walk.

fatimastic

In the Brooder
Aug 26, 2020
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My 3 week old Australorp was fine the previous day, running around and playing with 2 chicks and a cockerel.
But when i woke up this morning to check on them, she was unable to stand up and run away from me as she is super scared of me.
Her feet get curled up when she lays down.

She cant stand up and is barely changing her direction and just laying down. What should i do?
Please help and thank you.
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coach723

Free Ranging
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I don't see any curled toes in your picture, but if that is happening it can be from a riboflavin deficiency. I would get some B complex tablets or capsules (human) and give the chick 1/4 to 1/2 daily, mixed in some moistened feed, see if that helps. B deficiencies can also cause some balance and coordination issues. The B's are water soluble, any extra will be excreted, so little worry about overdosing.
 

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