Help! My baby chick is not standing or moving!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BabyAddy, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. BabyAddy

    BabyAddy New Egg

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    I came out and found my 3 month old White Leghorn chicklying on her side not able to stand. It seemed she had been hurt by a older chicken because she had a puncture wound on her side. I took her inside and after a few days she still hadn't moved. It has now been about a month or so and she still hasn't moved. She can move one leg, poops, eats, drinks on her own. I bath her to remove the poop from her bum. She was vaccinated when she was a baby so I don't know if it could be a disease. Please help! She is my baby and I don't want her die!:(
     
  2. SJchickens

    SJchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like her brain may have been damaged when she was injured. You mentioned a puncture wound- did that heal?

    I would immediately start her on Poultry Nutridrench or Poly Vi Sol (vitamins.) The former can be found at a farm store and the latter at a pharmacy. Make sure Poly Vi Sol doesn't have iron in it.
     

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