new baby chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lawschicks, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. lawschicks

    lawschicks New Egg

    Mar 2, 2016
    Cable, Ohio
    We just hatched our first chick 2 days ago. The chick is now in a brooder with water and feed. The chick is very active and makes a lot of noise however twice now it has fallen on its back and required us to turn it over. After it is turned over to have trouble walking for a little while. Anyone have any advice or ideas what is happening and if there is something we should be doing? Thanks
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Sometimes they do that. If it continues, you can keep it in a small container like one that sour cream comes in, for a day or so until it gains some strength to stay upright. Remember it recently was inside an egg and was probably on it's back a lot.

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