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help! flopping around

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickencity, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed today that one of my chicks will kinda thump one of their legs while lying down. its almost like a dog scratching or like a rabbit thumbing his hind legs. then i have one that will lie down and end up on one side with the other leg kind sticking out. when i stand him up he walks fine. but he normaly takes off running when i try to pick him up and doesn't. they were all fine last night.
     
  2. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe dustbathing?
     
  3. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are on news papper so there is nothing for them to dust bath in. and the other one is leaning to one side when lying down.
     
  4. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dunno I had news paper down in the brooder and the chicks thought it would be great to practice dust bathing on. [​IMG] Look up dust bathing on you tube or something and see if it looks similar.
     
  5. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First time I saw one of my chicks doing a dust bath I thought they were haveing a seizure!!
     
  6. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but the other one is not flopping around they other one is just leaning to the side and lying down a lot.
     
  7. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are about 3 weeks old
     

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