In the Brooder
- Jul 2, 2008
Hi - I just got 4 barred rock chicks two days ago. Three are fine, one is having trouble. She can stand and walk, but only walks a few steps before she sinks down again. Today I noticed that one of her wings seemed like it was glued to her side, so I cleaned it gently with warm water and a Q-tip. The wing is OK now, but she still isn't walking much. Her feet seem "limp" when I hold her. She is eating a little (starter crumbles) and drinking a little, but she is the runt of the bunch and is getting stepped on by the others. (I also have 4 week-and-a-half old Australorps in the box). I have tried putting her in her own box with food in case the others are shoving her away from the food (chick starter). She pecks at it a little, but not eating much. I searched the forum for splayed leg, and it doesn't look like she has that at all. Any ideas on why she isn't running around like the others? Thanks!