Slightly weak legs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ruralhideaway, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Ruralhideaway

    Ruralhideaway Crowing

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    I have 17 1 to 11/2 day olds in the brooder. One tiny pullet chick has weak legs. Very perky otherwise, not spraddle legged. Just does the wing assisted low crawl.

    She's eating grogel+b vitamins. I've administered Nutri Drench. There's a different vitamin in the water with B's included. That's all I know to do.

    Anything else I can do? Just time to see if she'll get stronger?
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    It's likely a neurological problem and you might be able to improve the chick's balance by adding vitamin E 400iu to the vitamins.
     
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    Thanks I'll give it a shot. She's a tiny bit better I think so worth a try. Just human vitamin E caps?
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    Yes. Just open and squeeze the oil onto a half teaspoon of crumbles.
     
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    Will do asap. Busy week with the birds around here.
     
  6. Ruralhideaway

    Ruralhideaway Crowing

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    Thanks again @azygous she's doing much better. Up on her feet eating and running to me. She leaves one leg behind a bit, doesn't stand square if that makes sense. But I'm hand feeding her mush a couple times a day, not certain that she's eating independently yet.

    Should I continue the vitamin E and other vitamins a bit longer?
     
  7. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    Yes, continue until symptoms are gone. Or stop after she hasn't continued to improve.
     
  8. Ruralhideaway

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    Will do thanks very much! I ended up with a high hatch rate of cockerels so really hoping she does well.
     

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