Is this normal

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Person1234, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Person1234

    Person1234 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chick keeps on laying on it's side. It walks around a bit but then lays down and tilts a little to the side is this normal or what . At first it was dust bathing in the sand but then it just layed there then I took it out and put it on the normal grond and after a while it also laid on it's side is this something bad or is it normal
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It sounds as if it is just sun bathing. If it's eating and drinking and acting otherwise normal, all is good.
     
  3. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine walk funny after a dust bath think it might tire them out?
     
  4. Person1234

    Person1234 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you right when I got done typing it got up and started walking normal
     
  5. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I panicked the first time mine did it :D
     
  6. JMarch

    JMarch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probably just sunbathing- mine do that in the mornings when it's cooler and the sun is just coming out.
     
  7. shirleythemom

    shirleythemom Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an almost twenty four hour old chick. I treated it last night for spraddle leg. But I think something more could be wrong. I keep finding it flat on its stomach with its feet straight out behind it. It can balance sitting back on its haunches but can only stand al the way up for a second. It also won't walk forward only backward, then it falls over backward and rolls on its stomach. It's feet are not twisted or curled. They just seem weak. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  8. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd start a new post in emergencies or it might get over looked
    How are you treating the spraddle leg?
    Bit of vit D and some electrolyte drinks might be fine
     
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  9. shirleythemom

    shirleythemom Out Of The Brooder

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    I am treating the spraddle leg with a rubber band threaded through a short piece of drinking straw with one leg through each end of rubber band. It seems now like it just doesn't know how to take a step forward? I put it's back to a corner of the bin and it try's to walk backward and looks behind it. Then it steps back all the way to the corner and falls forward. It seems like its week legs or ankles are making it find a new way to walk.? Thanks for your help. I will try to find the emergency area to post in.

    Shirley
     
  10. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you seen the little hammocks for holding them upright?
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