recently hatched chicken can not stand

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by plus5, May 13, 2009.

  1. plus5

    plus5 New Egg

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    May 13, 2009
    I have a chick that has not been able to stand at all since hatching. The legs are not spread apart, but I did put the band-aid on to see if it would help. The chick keeps falling over to a side or thrusting backwards. The neck/head tilt toward one way I believe it is trying to create a balance but not sure. Any thoughts? Thank you.
     
  2. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hate to say it but if it can't stand you probably should cull it. How long has it been since it hatched?
     
  3. plus5

    plus5 New Egg

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    today is day 2.
     
  4. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    If its been two days then it probably won't be able to stand. I hate to cull chicks but its probably better.
     
  5. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    If it's not spraddle leg, I'd cull. Some folks try to fix slipped tendons and the like, but I feel like that's a setup for heartbreak.
     

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