Ten day old chick walking stiff legged

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Boe, May 7, 2008.

  1. Boe

    Boe Hatching

    May 6, 2008
    My ten day old polish pullet is walking stiff legged, then she will fall back on her haunches and sit down. She is still eating and drinking when she does decide to get up but it looks like hard work. I have 24 other chicks with her and she is the first to show these symptoms. I read a little about Rickets but couldn't find a clear treatment. I had them on vitamins and electrolites for three days last week and I put them back on them when i discovered the stiff legged chick. Does anyone know what might be going on, or any treatments. Thanks for any help!
  2. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    I can't help at all- just wanted to say I hope it turns out okay- I also have a stiff legged chick. Just one leg, my Black Giant that hatched two days early. Hopefully some of the more experienced posters will be around soon and can offer you some advice. Good luck.
  3. Ericasl

    Ericasl Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    The Dalles OR
    Hi Boe, how is your chick doing wish I was there to help you. Love you big sis.[​IMG]

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