My 6 week old chick doesn't seem to walk as much as he should

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JakeC99, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. JakeC99

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    My 6 week old chick walks but not as much as he should a week ago he walked around all the time but he doesn't seem sick. Is it possible to help exercise his legs?
     
  2. HugHess

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    I don't know an answer off the top of my head, but I just wanted to give you my first thought...
    I am wondering if your thread may find more traffic, with more answers, if you reposted this under the injuries/illness/cure section for your thread?
    People may want a little more information regarding your chicks condition.
    What makes you think it is a 'leg' problem, other than not as mobile as last week?
    It may be Coccidiosis, among a myriad of other things... so anymore background info you can give the quicker you could get solid feedback.
    How long have you noticed this?
    Have you been giving any supportive care?
    What other signs or symptoms are you possibly noticing in your chick?
    Answers to general questions like these will better help the veterans out here to help you decide your best course of action.
    Whatever it takes to help you get the answers you need...
    Wish you both the best for a healthy happy chick.

    Thanks,
     
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    It's only been about a week and he seems very healthy other than that he doesn't like to walk as much as I think he should he walks fine when he does he just trips over himself and doesn't get up a lot
     
  4. HugHess

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    Keep an eye on him...check his stool, his crop, clear eyes, nose and mouth?, check the bottom of his feet for an abnormality, what doesn't show today can possibly be seen later...swelling anywhere, could he be having a neurological problem?
    If you can get him in motion or pic and post it might help the veterans help you close in on a possible cause....
     

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