In the Brooder
- Feb 25, 2013
I have a chick that is almost two weeks old. Although it can stand and walk when scared or jostled by other chicks, it seems unsteady when it does so and generally lies down. I noticed this behavior just this afternoon. The only two things I can think of that may have caused this are 1) the temperature in our house dropped lower than expected and the brooder was cooler than it should have been this morning by ten degrees, this was immediately corrected upon discovery; or 2) we had out of town family visit yesterday with young children and after I had supervised a chick visit, unknown to me they went back in with their parent, although they were very gentle while I was there, I worry maybe a chick fell or was held too tightly (purely speculation on my part). Does anyone have any thoughts on what could be wrong or what can be done to help? The other chicks seem to be fine. Thanks!