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chase danley

Hatching
May 3, 2015
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i kind of need help we just got 6 chickens and im not sure what has happened to one of them...it doesnt want to move, eat, or open its eyes we have it under a lamp but I think it was born early.......but wen we first got it, it looked like its legs were broken and didnt want to move ...we got home and put them outside and watched them for a while in the sun.......but im not real sure whats wrong......do we need to keep it away from the others...........:( plzzzz help
 

BeanHen

In the Brooder
5 Years
May 28, 2014
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Welcome to BYC! :welcome (Though I wish it were under better circumstances!)

One quick question (or 2), Is your chicken grown? Or is it still a chick?

If it's a baby still, then:
You said that the chick does not move or eat; you may want to try force-feeding it a watered-down mixture of electrolyte water and hard boiled egg yolk from a small syringe a few times per day. The eletrolytes will give it a boost of energy, while the egg is extremely high in nutrients.
If it looked like its legs were broken (depending on how young it is -because as a chicken matures, it becomes harder fix problems such as these), here is an article on fixing spraddled leg, which can sometimes look as if the chick's legs are broken:
http://www.grit.com/animals/spraddl...rled-toes-in-chickens-causes-treatements.aspx

I'm not entirely sure if that's what you meant, and I am by no means an expert, but perhaps this will help!
The best of luck to you!
 
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