something wrong with baby chick she wont stand up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rhode island redsy, May 27, 2010.

  1. rhode island redsy

    rhode island redsy In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2010
    i have 22 rhode island reds they all seem to be fine but one is always laying down and if it does get up its to get out of the way and she only takes 2 steps then lays right back down. i get her to drink when i hold her
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Give us the following information. The more you tell us, the better we will be able to help you.

    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    4) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    5) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    6) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    7) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    8) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    9 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    10) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    11) Describe the housing. How many chickens are in what size coop.
    12) What kind of bedding do you use?
    13) Have you checked for mites/lice? Has your bird been wormed?
  3. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    SE Pennsylvania
    Could be alot [​IMG] Egg bound, heat stroke, Mareks, etc...
  4. haTHOR

    haTHOR Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Near Asheville, NC
    the title says baby chick so i am thinking probably not egg bound [​IMG]

    you can click on my name to the left
    <-------------------- and scroll down to see all topics. you will see i faced this same issue a week ago. i was not able to help my little guy and had to euthanize unfortunately. common approach to this issue are "hobbling" with a band-aid around the legs. search hobbling or splint or band aid legs and you will see how to do it correctly. it did not help my baby.

    others try putting the chick into a water glass (no water) which forces them to stand. some use water therapy, holding chick in water which makes them kick, getting blood into their legs and strengthening them. some add vitamins to water in case there is a deficiency. a wire floor seems to make it easier for them to get traction during the time they are working on this.

    good luck!

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