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Chick with Hurt Leg!

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Hi.  I have 4 modern game bantams in a 2 hen coop in my barn.  I have a heat lamp and heat pad in there.  The heat pad is slippery, but it said it was for chicks.  Well today I went out there and Claire is not walking correctly.  It seems like whenever he puts pressure on the one leg, the knee gives out.  I don't know what to do.  I am pretty sure it was caused by the heat pad, and I need to take it out,but it is going to get colder here and I don't want them to freeze...I doubt the barn will get any colder, but I'm worried for at night.  i just don't want them getting too cold

 

And does anyone know what to do about the leg???

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Also there is no swelling that I can see.  It's shaking, even when I put it under the light.  I think it's either the knee joint or the hip joint.  Would putting a towel over the heat pad help keep from further injuries?  


Edited by BaileyMChicks - 4/19/16 at 4:13pm
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Anyone???  I took the heat pad out, but the chick is getting worse.  I don't know what to do...

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Turns out that it's mareks and I have to cull them all....

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