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help!! found chick laying upside down

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ebinion, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. ebinion

    ebinion Chirping

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    hi, I had a broody hatch some chicks yesterday, today I found one of the in the brooder upside down. brought it inside and gave it water but it is very weak an won't stand, it also keeps opening it mouth like it's trying to chirp or something. what should I do

    thanks
     
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  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Crowing

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    How are the chicks legs? I noticed my chicks open their mouth a lot, but to play it safe can you see if any food or bedding is stuck? How old is the chick?
     
  3. ebinion

    ebinion Chirping

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    it hatched yesterday, it's legs look ok just wont stand
     
  4. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Crowing

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    Have you tried a tiny bit of feed maybe mix a little water in it? It may not be hungry yet, but maybe it just needs a little time to gain some strength. Hopefully more people will chime in here.
     

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