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1 month old chick has rubber legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by teresalevik, May 24, 2016.

  1. teresalevik

    teresalevik New Egg

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    My little chick was fine 2 mornings ago. I went to fmmcheck them that night and her legs were not working. The feet are folding under. She looks good other than that. No sign of swelling or injury. I have no idea how to help her. I bought her online so I really don't want to loose her. She is a whiting true blue.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A little more information will be helpful.
    How old is she?
    Can you post some photos of the position of legs/how she is laying?
    Any other symptoms such as lethargy, not eating/drinking?
    Was she vaccinated for Marek's?
    What does her poop look like?

    Some leg issues can be caused by Vitamin B deficiency, especially Vitamin B2(riboflavin), you can add some poultry vitamins to her water or you can use a human B-Complex tablet which has all the Bvitamins (make sure there is no iron in the ingredient list).

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/leg-foot-and-toe-issues-in-poultry-of-all-ages
    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

    http://www.tillysnest.com/2014/03/vitamin-deficiencies-in-backyard-chicks-html/
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/3508/importance-of-vitamins-in-poultry-production/
     

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