Week old chick can't keep her balance?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by texas_is_home, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. texas_is_home

    texas_is_home In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2009
    Boerne, Texas
    I received a shipment of chicks last week and one of the chicks (golden campine pullet) just can't seem to keep her balance. She's been running into the other chick and the others stay as far away from her as possible. I ended up separating her from the other chicks because i thought she may just need time to strengthen her leg muscles. Can anyone tell me what's wrong with her and what to do to help her get better?
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    There are several diseases that affect motor skills. Good that you separated it out.

    Try giving it liquid b vitamins, you can get them at the health food store, and you might provide an electrolyte drink (the kind they give to babies with the runs)
  3. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Hope your chickie will be ok!

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