one chick acting strange...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Raptorturtle, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Raptorturtle

    Raptorturtle In the Brooder

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    Hello all, I just got my first chicks today, from Meyer Hatchery. I ordered 6, and got 7. One of them is acting differently from the others; she's standing still, with her head on the ground, not really moving around. Her right wing kind of droops a little lower than her left. She eats food when she's put on top of it, and she drinks when she stumbles to the waterer. The other 6 are walking around, cheeping like mad, eating and drinking like fatties. Is my odd chick just sleepy? Or should I not name her for a few days and wait and see if she makes it?
     

  2. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Songster

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    She might just be stressed. I would just keep an eye on her for a few days and see how she does.
     
  3. Raptorturtle

    Raptorturtle In the Brooder

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    I think she's getting better. It's getting harder to tell her apart from the other 2 RIRs. She still drags her wing a little and stares at nothing for long periods of time, but she's eating like a pig and chasing the nervous PRs. I hope she stays well, because her walk earned her a name despite myself. She just looks like an Igor!
     

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