Wobbly chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Catfishfedd, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Catfishfedd

    Catfishfedd Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this has been asked before, but I've not seen it solved, I have a three week old white leghorn chick that's gone wobbly, with legs facing out, I know it could be serious, and contagious, do I need to cull? What do I need to do even if I do?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Separate the chick over night in a dog crate so that you can observe it well, and let us know if it is eating, drinking, what sort of droppings it is having, if it can stand or if one leg or wing is weaker. Dehydration or coccidiosis could be a problem, so give it some vitamin/electrolyte water. If diarrhea and lethargy are present, then you may want to give Corid (amprollium) in the water in case of coccidiosis.
     
  3. Catfishfedd

    Catfishfedd Out Of The Brooder

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    Droppings are solid, energy is high, but she can't stand her legs just don't want to work right, they're opening out sideways. She was fine before, maybe something genetic?
     

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