wobbling chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by James Draper, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. James Draper

    James Draper New Egg

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    I have about 30 rir chicks that's about 2 months old and last week there were all doing great now I've got about 6 that are walking real wobbly and have the wings out wide like there trying to help keep balance and have 3 that can't even walk anymore I have them in a cage by themselves but there still eating and drinking normal and there others are doing fine and will it spread to the other chicks or what someone PLEASE HELP
     
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  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    You may want to re-post this in the Emergency/Disease forum. I'm sorry, I don't have the experience to address your question, but someone here will soon.
     
  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    First [​IMG] and good to have you aboard [​IMG]

    2 months old should be fully feathered and good size and I take it you are keeping them out of the wind so lets try this I know sugar or malaises is not the greatest thing for them but I am sure everyone just want's them happy so let's try putting some of that in the water and next a couple of hard boiled egg's as you have 30 I think you wrote above so I usually do 1 hard boiled egg to 10 chicks [​IMG] .....
    Next an question for you what are you feeding your new flock, they should be receiving or I should write I give mine a Turkey Grow with 20% protein for a good healthy weight gain and over all growth [​IMG]


    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  4. James Draper

    James Draper New Egg

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    I feed them laying crumbles
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'm not sure what is going, but would suggest switching them to a 'grower ration'. Welcome to BYC.
     
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    It can be dangerous to growing chickens to feed them any laying food. This is not because of size. The laying food has added calcium which can mess up their growing. I suggest to put them back on chick starter until they have layed their 1st egg. Which will be a few months.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures <- post here for an answer to your question!
    Good Luck!
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Get them off "layer" crumbles now!! Young chicks cannot handle the calcium. It is meant for laying hens not babies.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. chickie farmer

    chickie farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drumstick 2x
     
  10. chickie farmer

    chickie farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in case all of you are wondering, In the avatar, that is a day old deer that walked into my yard from the woods. The mother never came back for her so she started following me around everywhere I walked. It stayed around the house and in about 3 days it died. The DNR told me to let it follow me into the woods then run from it. But all that achieved was killing the baby.
     

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