Help! New chics cant walk!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AshleyAlmany, May 21, 2011.

  1. AshleyAlmany

    AshleyAlmany New Egg

    May 21, 2011
    I just had five chics hatch out. Two of them I put in a brooder by themselves because they seem to have health problems and were getting trampled and pecked on. One chic drags one leg behind him and gets easily excited and looses balance hopping everywhere. It's foot lookes kind of withered and a little odd. This chic seems stressed but eats and drinks fine............ ..... The other chic wont get up at all. It scoots where it needs to go using its chest and head. It draws its legs in and dont want to use them at all. When I pick it up it is capable of moving its legs and has little strength in them. .One foot looks crumpled as well and the chick just throwed up. Im concerned for the chics. Help! Any advice?
  2. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Ridgefield, WA
    This site has some great suggestions on helping the legs get stronger

    Poultry Pedia
  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    When did they hatch? If they hatched recently i wouldnt worry about it yet. Some chicks take at the most 3 days to start walking appropriately. Some walk perfectly as soon as they hatch some dont. If it has been a couple days then i would start to worry.

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