Laying on side

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by teacher chick, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. teacher chick

    teacher chick New Egg

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    I have a newly hatched chick today that only lays on it's side and sometimes chirps. still have it in incubator for now and have helped it drink a little. Not sure what to do. It is the last hatch of my bunch.
     
  2. BoomChickaPop

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  3. teacher chick

    teacher chick New Egg

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    don't see anything wrong with toes.even in my hands it prefers to lay on side. Legs both move but it does not like when I try tohold it with pressure on legs. Should I keep in incubator or take out but keep separate from group? Haven't tried to feed it yet.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If it hatched today, it may still be exhausted from a rough(?) hatching experience. It can go without eating today. Tomorrow you could try giving it bits of scrambled egg or finely mashed hard boiled egg yolk with a bit of water to moisten. Put a bit of sugar in the water which may encourage it to drink. You can also give it Polyvisol infant drops(NO iron) 2 drops- 3 times day, available at Walmart etc. Just put on feed (if it will eat) or just inside its beak, so it can push it out if it doesn't want it.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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