Strange symptoms Please help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FuzzyButtsFarm, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    This chick hatched 11/1. It had a balance problem at first like the others but it continues and is not getting better. It loses its balance very easy and falls to one side and waves its legs wildly to up right it self, overcompensating and falling on the other side. It then lays there with legs out steached with a slight tremor. Once its calm it gets up and walk normal for a bit. It eats and poops normal. Only one other chick had this shortly after hatch and only lasted a day. Other chicks not picking on it but try to help and snuggle with it. Ive tryed sugar water, vitamins and electrolytes. Oh it was the last to hatch. What could this be? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
  2. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    I am so sorry to hear about your chick. I noticed that you posted your question 2 days ago...is the little one still alive? Is it bahaving the same way still?
     
  3. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    She's still hanging in there. [​IMG] She won't eat the egg yolk with vitamins any more [​IMG] but she eats the crumbles and drinks on her own. She's getting steadier but still loses her balance. The other chicks have accepted her the way she is and don't pick on her. [​IMG] I am hoping she'll just grow out of it.
     

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