new Chick will not walk

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BillyBeBad, May 22, 2008.

  1. BillyBeBad

    BillyBeBad Hatching

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    I had my last chick hatch yesterday, but she don't seem to be able to walk nor stand up, looks like she's haven trouble with one side of her, when I hold her she peeps I call it crying, anyway, she'll craw, when I do hold her I put my finger under her feet, but only one foot will grip my finger, the other one she seems to tuck under her like it's hurting, any one know what I can do, I have 9 chicks that hatched, and this is my first time hatching them, oh and I hatched them out of an incubator, which is also my very first time, and it was the most amazing thing to see.

    Thanks

    BBB

    Added: I seen post about splaying legs, but hers does not lay out at the sides, both are under her.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2008
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    bump
     
  3. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    my last one is like that too i think i'm gonna try boots, mine is trying to walk on it's hocks and the toes lay in
     
  4. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Songster

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  5. BillyBeBad

    BillyBeBad Hatching

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    Yeah, I'll get a picture of her today, it looks like when she laying the right side of her wing is laying outward along with her leg.

    I'll get a picture of her and post it, been wanting to take pictures of them all anyway.


    thx

    BBB
     
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I had a turkey poult do that after it hatched. It would never get it's legs under it. I wrapped it's legs but it would never sit up. It would only lay on it's side. So after a week I went ahead and culled it. I didnt want to but nothing I tried worked. I hope yours gets better and makes it.
     
  7. BillyBeBad

    BillyBeBad Hatching

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    Well, I did everything I could, I even feed and watered it by hand, but sadly to say, she died about 20 minutes ago [​IMG]
    I kept saying I wish she hatched dead, but I did have her around for a short while

    but I do have the other 8 and they're going strong as ever, darn things don't stop eating. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the replies.


    BBB
     

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