Sad little chick-Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dhansen, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. dhansen

    dhansen In the Brooder

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    I just hatched 14 chicks in my incubator, but one can't really walk. At first it would try to stand and then fall over backward. It can get around the brooder, but I think it will die. It can get water and eat, but not really walk. Anyone have this happen?
     
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  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    I've had a couple like that and they both were walking normally within a few days, with no lasting problems after that at all. As long as the chick's legs aren't spraddled and there are no other health issues, it will probably be ok. Sometimes they just need a few days to get their "sea legs".

    Congratulations on your hatch!!!
     
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  3. dhansen

    dhansen In the Brooder

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    WHat does spradled mean?
     
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    should be fine. Good job Twigg! That link really helps! [​IMG]
    Hope your chick turns out fine. Don't give up hope on it yet! [​IMG] And congrats on your hatch! [​IMG]
     
  6. dhansen

    dhansen In the Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the info about spraddled chick. I tried it and she/he is now hopping around. I'm amazed that people actually know this stuff! Thanks again.
     

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