stiff legs


12 Years
Jan 16, 2008
Bowbells, ND
I have a couple of spitzhauben chicks which are about 3 weeks old. They have seemed a little weak from the very beginning and seldom stood with the rest of the chicks. They would run or walk but as soon as they stopped the would sit down. Now I've noticed that one of them is walking stiff legged. Any ideas?
Could be some of the first signs of vitamin deficiency/malabsorption issues. If they are still eating/drinking - add Poly-Vi-Sol (liquid baby vitamins) to water or put a drop or two directly in beak. Feed scrambled egg for added protein and vitamins.

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