Young chicken not growing and very unsteady

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AmberRoughley, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. AmberRoughley

    AmberRoughley New Egg

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    Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone could help me. We bought 3 young (around 8 week) speckledys about 2 months ago to join our 3 fully grown warrens. 2 of the young speckeldys are fine and have grown normally but one of them has barely grown at all. She is very unsteady on her feet, she falls over all the time and cant even walk down the garden without falling. She appears as though she is almost drunk/very dizzy.
    We have noticed that she gets picked on a little bit by the warrens, especially when we put corn out for them.

    Does anyone know what it could be that causes her lack of growth and dizziness?
     
  2. Bodee

    Bodee Out Of The Brooder

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    Is she missing feathers on her head ?
     
  3. AmberRoughley

    AmberRoughley New Egg

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    No her feathers seem to be fine. Her comb hasn't grown at all though (probably because she is still so small)
     
  4. TheGeekySheep

    TheGeekySheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Subscribed because I have a runt who behaves in a similar way. She's doesn't look dizzy but she is unsteady and seems to move in slow motion. She eats and drinks normally.
     
  5. TheGeekySheep

    TheGeekySheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Amber, how is your chick doing? Any better?
     
  6. Bodee

    Bodee Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe she is sick that could be a problem to .
     
  7. TheGeekySheep

    TheGeekySheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I came home and found my little one dead. I hope your chick pulls through. If anyone has any suggestions as to what may have caused it I'd be glad to hear it. :(
     
  8. silkies mama

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    Is there a chance she may have coccidia? If you haven`t given Corid lately I would give that a try if it was my chicken. She may be so wobbly because of lack of nutrition, I`m just grasping at straws. But I`d figure that if its coccidia, then shes not getting what she needs from her feed. Good luck with your chick.
     

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