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Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lilbirdee, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. lilbirdee

    lilbirdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 week old BO walks around and stands weird. She holds her wings way down. Almost like they are too big & heavy.
    Is this normal? [​IMG]
    This photo kinda shows it. But normally when I'm not following her around with the camera they are drooping all the way to the floor.

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  2. lilbirdee

    lilbirdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody?
     
  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be too hot?
     
  4. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she is to hot [​IMG] srry that im not much help
     
  5. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, I have some buff orpington babies 7-8 weeks now. I've seen them sorta lay on there side and then stretch out thier wings, they do that will dust bathing somtimes.......I guess just keep on eye on her. I hope some one else has some more info for you, good luck:)
     
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    She looks stressed. Have you checked the brooder temp?
     
  7. lilbirdee

    lilbirdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely not too hot. And the other 9 chicks are fine.
    She's eating and all. She'll skitter with the rest at times. But mostly moves pretty slow and kinda hunched over with her wings down. Weird!
     
  8. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She doesn't look healthy. [​IMG]
     
  9. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    My BO's never did that, I don't think it's normal. Maybe you should give her some Poly-Vi-Sol vitamins, or vitamin/electrolyte powder, or maybe some sugar-water for an energy boost. She might be stressed or have a vitamin deficiency or something. I sure hope she gets better!
     
  10. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may be no help at all but I know when we see baby parrots do that it usually means they are too hot. But also if their feathers are all fluffed up and their head is done it's a bad sign.
     

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