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newly hatched chick not standing after 10 hours of hatching!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by newbee chick01, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. newbee chick01

    newbee chick01 In the Brooder

    Dec 14, 2011
    hi there all,,, was wondering if anyone had any advise for me.i`ve got a newly hatched chick that is not standing like the others :( i`ve tryed giving it a small drop of sugar water but it just seemed 2 gag! it moves along laying on its belly with its wings flapping.
    was wondering why this could be and if there is anything i can do to help??
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012

  2. chickenman17

    chickenman17 Songster

    Mar 27, 2010
    Southeast Oklahoma
    Sometimes their legs dont develop right and stuff. There is really nothing you can do.
  3. Della333

    Della333 In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2009
    Caledon Ontario
    I just had one who took 24hrs to get up and use it's legs, a little sugar water in an eye dropper perked it up.
  4. champer

    champer Songster

    Jun 13, 2011
    San Martin, CA
    I had a chick that I had to give a little help getting out of its shell. It remained in a fetal position and flapped around the bator, but could not get to its feet. After watching this for over 24 hours, I finally took it out and held it in an upright position in my cupped hands and let it push with it's feet against the palm of my hand. After 30 minutes or so, I was able to put it back and it had extended its neck and was able to remain upright and by the next day was moving around normally. I don't know if your chick has a similar issue, but might be worth a try.
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  5. Stuck in the Coop

    Stuck in the Coop Songster

    Jun 21, 2011
    North Central, MO
    I had to hatch a stuck chick who was the same. Not able to stand for many hours. I ended up making a little nest in a small cup to hold him up right and before I knew it he was out of the cup and walking around. Keep giving nutrients by drop and see what happens. Hopefully he will pull through. Good Luck.
  6. newbee chick01

    newbee chick01 In the Brooder

    Dec 14, 2011
  7. Dingo

    Dingo Songster

    I've read poly-vi-sol can help with leg issues. Its worth a shot.

  8. newbee chick01

    newbee chick01 In the Brooder

    Dec 14, 2011
    thanks all,she is 3days old now and theirs no change :( i`ve started giving her tonic drops so fingers crossed but its not looking too great at the moment.ive tryed putting her in a cup but she jus lays against it and goes to sleep.is there any chance i could splint her? not really sure how but i might give it ago..
  9. chickmanna

    chickmanna Songster

    Mar 12, 2011
    Battle Ground, WA
    I, too, have a chick just hatched last night that has a leg problem. Leg doesn't seem to work, the chick drags it and never pulls it under it's body. How does one give Poly-Vi-Sol? Diluted?

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