new baby chick

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

  1. lawschicks

    lawschicks New Egg

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    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 Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    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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