In the Brooder
- Apr 1, 2017
I have a 3 week old chick who is unable to walk. She mainly keeps her legs underneath her or out to the side. She moves around a little by using her wings and hunches and is eating and drinking fine. Everything else besides the walking is normal no change in behavior, nothing. I oringinally thought it was Mareks Disease but was told on here she was most likely to young for that. She has been like this for 3 days now and hasn’t gotten any better but hasn’t gotten any worse. Today I put her in sling after being told that might help. She can reach the bottom and I noticed that she is planting one of her feet on the ground but the other is curled a little and is cold. The only thing I can think of is a nutrition deficit although she is given a chick starter so I’m not sure how that could have happened. Also, I have 5 other chicks who eat the same thing and are fine. If this is a nutrition problem what could I give her and at what dosage?