I need help with my chick!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TyKay, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. TyKay

    TyKay New Egg

    Mar 22, 2017
    Edmundston, NB
    Hi! I'm new from New Brunswick, Canada. We just got are first batch of chicks 2 weeks ago. My chicks are 3 weeks old today. For a few days now, I have one that doesn't seem to be able to stand up for a long period. It eats, drinks, poops, scratches around like they others. But it won't stay up too long. It will even lay on it's stomach to eat and scratch in the wood shavings. It's bright eyed, nothing seems to be wrong with it except the laying around. It's the smallest of all the chicks. It's legs are straight. They other ones don't pick on it etheir. Can you help me? Thanks in advance!!
    P.S. In the second photo, it's the one on the right.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. TyKay

    TyKay New Egg

    Mar 22, 2017
    Edmundston, NB
    Thanks for the help!
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    You've been given some good links to check out so I'll just say hello and hope all is well!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens, maybe the chick had a harder time hatching than the others, and it is slow recovering.
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under TyKay [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you and your little one all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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