HELP -- newly hatched chick keeps flipping over

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bspitts, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. bspitts

    bspitts Out Of The Brooder

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    newly hatched (since i was home at 1pm for lunch) serama chick keeps flipping over on back and laying there?? have had a couple in years past do this but did not have the forum. couple others in incubator seem ok. any help or thought would be appreciated
     
  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Not an expert but this sounds like a neurological problem and can't be cured. Others will chime in though, what do I know, I read books as well as raise chickens. [​IMG]
     
  3. jnkir7

    jnkir7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have had them do this, i just keep turning them back over they eventually grow out of it , i dont know why or if it is something wrong.
     
  4. boogiedog

    boogiedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one that hatched last week that did that. Within a few hours it stopped - and she is up and about with all of the rest of them. Hopefully within a couple of hours yours will be fine - good luck!
     
  5. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had them do that, too. Usually its just because they haven't had a chance to learn anything yet. I bet you fell on your backside more than once when you were learning to walk![​IMG]
     
  6. bspitts

    bspitts Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for all replies, he seems to have his wheels on straight now and yes i did my fair share of falling on my back side-- still do:lol:
     

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