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Silkie chick 24 hours old can't stand up

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kellz5226, May 11, 2016.

  1. kellz5226

    kellz5226 New Egg

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    I have a silkie chick that hatched 24 hours ago. He has yet to stand. He lays on his side and flops. His neck is tucked to his stomach, and he doesn't spread his feet. I have spoon fed his some electrolyte water. He perks up while drinking and will lift his head slightly, but doesn't spread his feet. As soon as I put him down he flips over.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Can you get some polyvisol or chick saver (Tractor supply should have some in stock) for her? That should help her a bit. Good luck!
     
  4. kellz5226

    kellz5226 New Egg

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    Thank you! Will give it a shot
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    With polyvisol infant drops (NO IRON) I would suggest give 2 drops 3 times a day. Either put on food if he will take it, or put drops just inside his mouth, so he can push out if he doesn't want them. Maybe also would like plain yoqurt. Did the chick have an especially rough hatch?? Hatching is exhausting for a chick.
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     

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