My baby chick wont walk

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PrettyChicks55, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. PrettyChicks55

    PrettyChicks55 New Egg

    Apr 22, 2017
    I just got some baby chicks from tractor supply and one of them isn't walking, eating,or drinking. It will take a couple steps then fall over and not get back up. It will drink if I directly out it in its mouth but that's it. It chirps but doesn't move.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You can also post at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread. How old is the chick? Maybe it had a rough start hatching. You could try feeding it some mashed hard boiled egg yolk. Have you tapped on the water dish to show it where to drink. Usually you need to gently dip their beak into the water, so they know what it is. You could also try getting Polyvisol pediatric drops (NO iron) Walmart usually has them etc. I would give 2 drops 3 times a day. Just put in the front of the mouth, so if it doesn't want to swallow, it will push them out.
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under PrettyChicks55 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I do hope that your little one is OK. This is a link to the ER Forum Diva mentioned:

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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