Two new chicks, problems in both...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. I have two chicks that hatched out yesterday and this morning. One of them has some kind of neuro issue going on I think; when it tries to walk it constantly falls over to the left and lands on it's back where it slightly struggles to get up but then gives up and lays there until I flip him over again.
    That one hatched last night. The one that hatched this morning has something going on with it's legs, they do not extend all the way and are very stiff. This chick always looks "flat" out on the ground and just kinda scuttles along the floor of my bator...
    Has anyone ever had these issues? Do these guys have any chance of recovery?
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    Aww poor babies, I have not heard of this so I have no practical advice , but I am shure someone will.
    On a side note though just rember there is always a chance they can get better so dont be to quick to cull.
  3. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    One of my chicks was falling flat on its back, and it had curled toes!! I put on a boot and kept helping her flip back over and now she is a firecracker!! I had to put paper towels in the brooder instead of shavings, but she is great now![​IMG]
  4. jjparke

    jjparke Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    I have had some with the tipsy issue and they grew out of it but with the foot issue I have never had a chic grow out of that

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