Silkie laying on it's back?!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dgraves, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. dgraves

    dgraves Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a black silkie that I keep finding on it's back. It kicks it's feet in the air and acts like it cant get up, but honestly it doesnt look like it's trying too hard either. It is smaller than the other chicks the same age and I've had to clean it's butt a few times. Could there be something wrong with it?
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2009
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have some that sleep that way sometimes
     
  3. Quella

    Quella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dustbathing, maybe? Mine do it all the time, and I thought they went insane or something until I took them out and they took immediately to kicking bark in my face until I went . . . ohhh, they're dustbathing!! Is your silkie kicking stuff around?
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    how old is it?
     
  5. dgraves

    dgraves Out Of The Brooder

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    2 weeks old. it's acts weak, but is eating and drinking. I gave it some karo syrup and water a little while ago. I've only noticed this for about the last 3 days.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2009

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