one little chick just not growing...strange walk too

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bangor777, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. wolfbaine30

    wolfbaine30 Crazy Rooster

    May 5, 2008
    Blue Ridge,Georgia
    We have a RIR boy who was the same way when he hatched,and just like yours,walked with his legs out like he couldnt bend them.Other than walking around like a peguin,he was doing fine.Now he is getting around pretty good,even though he is the runt.Might be all it is.I hope this helped.Good luck with your chick and just keep your eye on it and make sure it does alright.
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I've got a runt. She had trouble hatching and I had to help her out. She is half the size of the other 11. I hope she makes it, she is very pretty but so tiny... and NOT a bantam.
  3. wolfbaine30

    wolfbaine30 Crazy Rooster

    May 5, 2008
    Blue Ridge,Georgia
    So far our little boy is still kickin it with his mates,running around like nothing is wrong.He walks,runs, and whatever with ease.If I remember correct I helped him out too.I wonder if that had anything to do with it?
  4. bangor777

    bangor777 Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Thank you guys! She's my favorite. she seems quite happy, just slow and waddley (and so little!) I'm so impressed with her fellow chicks, some of them are 2 -3 times her size, and no one ever picks on her. I hope she makes it!
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    With the vitamins make sure you get the ones WITHOUT iron. I think when I was told to give vitamins it was a dropperful(maybe not, that sounds like too much, will look), but if she is that small I would only do a few drops 2x a day......
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2009

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