Help! New chick wont stand!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fourgirlsoneboy, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Fourgirlsoneboy

    Fourgirlsoneboy Pullus Parvus

    Aug 16, 2009
    West Virginia
    Sorry, there won't be a pic. I have one chick that came in the mail today that cant/wont stand. I went ahead and taped the legs (with a bandaid, for spraddle legs). It still won't even try to walk- it kind of flops around using its wings (almost like it is trying to hop on its butt?). It is drinking -from a syringeiand ate a little of the growgel). It is sleeping more than the rest, but has alert periods. Any advice (please)? Thanks
  2. Billy7871

    Billy7871 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    I wish I could help you out all I can do is bump you. We just had chicks hatch and had the same exact thing happen to one. I tried the band aid thing for spraddle but to no avail, it just seemed to flopped worse. I know somebody on here will give you good advice.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Gee I sure wish I could help you, but this is not something I am familiar with.

    Someone on here can most likely help you.

    Good luck with your little chick-hope it makes it.[​IMG]

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