My little chick can't upright itself.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrandmrschicken, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a two day old that is unable to upright itself when it gets knocked over. I have found him that way numerous times. Is this a symptom of a bigger issue? It seems to be getting weaker from stuggling.
    Has anyone else experienced this?
    Can it be fatal?
     
  2. Skitz

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    Quote:that is a symptom when baby chicks die (well mine did that) i had 2 chicks and got out of the brooder and i didn't notice i went to school and came back to home like 8 hrs and I saw him chirping loud and when i grabbed him he couldnt stand up the next day it was weaker and next day weaker until he died. but when he was dead i thougt, i put him back in the brooder and in a couple of hrs he REVIVED or he just wasn't dead. But i did lost 15 chicks before i knew what to do.
     
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are the chick's legs spraddled or is it falling over backward? Give us more details and pics if you can.
     
  4. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the little guy, staying warm, napping, in my hand, in the sun. He does have 4 toes on one foot and three on the other if that helps and is now 2 days old
     
  5. Skitz

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    Is he still alive???? can he open its eyes?? when you put him in the brooder does he fall backward?????
     

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