Poult on it's back

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by angora831, May 23, 2012.

  1. angora831

    angora831 In the Brooder

    26
    0
    22
    Aug 26, 2008
    Manhattan, KS
    I have 4 day old poults that I hatched out and 3 are doing fine. The 4th one cannot stand and continually is on its back. I have tried banding its legs together like I have done with chicks that had splayed legs, but that doesn't seem to work either. It will sit on its legs and whenever it moves, right to its back. I don't know if it is a leg problem or a equilibrium problem. Any advice?????????
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon

    4,511
    206
    291
    Jan 27, 2007
    BOCOMO
    1 person likes this.
  3. LukesDove

    LukesDove Chirping

    17
    3
    69
    May 2, 2012
    Treasure Valley, Idaho
    My hubby said one of our poults was kipping on his back the other day. No idea why. The others were starting to peep at it and prance around it a bit, as if to say: "Dude, what u doing?"
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    22,031
    713
    461
    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: