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Cerebellar hypoplasia is a neurological disorder of chicks. It is caused by inadequate development of the cerebellum and fluid pressure exerted on the chick's brain. The disorder has also been associated with the Avian Leukosis Virus (ALV).
Symptoms of Cerebellar Hypoplasia
Clinical signs of cerebellar hypoplasia usually occur just after chicks hatch, and include incoordination, paddling of the legs, and diarrhea.
Supportive care: Isolate the bird from the flock and place in a safe, comfortable, warm location (your own chicken "intensive care unit") with easy access to water and food. Limit stress. Call your veterinarian.