newly hatched chick keeps rolling over on back

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sutillman, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. sutillman

    sutillman Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    south georgia
    I have a new chick that hatched yesterday. It was stuck in shell for a while (I was at work) so I had to help it out. It can't stand. It just rolls to it's side or back when I try to get it to stand. Any idea's what I can do to help? Looks healthy otherwise.

  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Not unusual in a newly hatched chick. I call it the roly-polies. Just keep putting them right side up and after a while they get it.

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