Immobilized legs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by funita, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. funita

    funita Just Hatched

    Jan 27, 2016
    Please excuse my ignorance. I had 5, 9 week old incubated chicks. One of them started losing his balance. I started him right away on vitamins; probiotics; yogurt etc since 2 weeks ago. He has worsened and now his legs are sitting straight under his body. One to the front one on back, almost as if someone when doing "splits." He eats and drinks good but can hardly move around.
    IDK what to do. Please help!!!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry to hear you have a poorly chick :hugs It could be splayed leg form what you have described. Please do pop the emergencies section, here is the link ~
    A really good description amd pics are most helpful so other members can advise you best.

    Good luck with your chick :fl
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to bYC - I'm sorry that its not under happier circumstances that you we are welcoming you. A Yorkshire coop suggests, the emergencies, injuries, diseases section is probably your best bet at getting some advice.

    Best of luck

  4. N F C

    N F C just 1 more cup pls Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    x3 on the emergency forum. Give them as many details as you can in your post and a photo as Yorkshire coop advised.

    Good luck with your chick!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hope the emergency folks can come to your aid. Are any other chicks doing the same? If he wasn't born this way, I wonder if he got pecked hard to his head. What breed is he?

    Some breeds with vaulted skulls are especially prone to brain damage.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. :hugs Good luck with her.
  8. funita

    funita Just Hatched

    Jan 27, 2016
    I do not know the breed. The story is that I receive a rooster from somebody else and we got him a young hen she laid a few eggs from him then after a while he got killed by a cat or something. then I decided to get an incubator and five of his babies were born. And this is one of them. He started losing his balance and I looked it up and I've been giving him vitamin D and vitamin B12, Cooked rice with yogurt; scrambled eggs with vitamin B 12. This has been going on for three weeks at first he was just laying there now he's moving around for a little bit and then stops moving; he continues to eat but doesn't drink a lot of water drinking but he responds when I talk to him I am very puzzled And I really don't know is the best thing to keep trying or should Consider euthanizing him. I don't want him to be in pain but I also don't want to give up if there's a chance of him making it. thank you
  9. funita

    funita Just Hatched

    Jan 27, 2016

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