1 week old chick has her leg hurt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pinkaliboo, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. pinkaliboo

    pinkaliboo Out Of The Brooder

    I just got 3 new RIRs and one of them is standing on 1 leg. I picked her up and her leg doesn't feel broken or misshaped, but if I touch the top joint area she obviously hurts. Any chance this will heal up and how long should I wait for it to happen? I hate to see any creature in pain so I don't know what to do.
     
  2. AHDCST

    AHDCST Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read on here and heard from our vet that you can dissolve a regular strength aspirin in a quart of water and use it for the chick that is in pain.
     
  3. pinkaliboo

    pinkaliboo Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you. Any idea how much I give her per dosage and how to give it? Eye dropper? I am new to having chicks so your help is much appreciated!
     
  4. i think she should be fine. legs heal quickly if treated properly
     
  5. AHDCST

    AHDCST Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vet told me to make a quart of the aspirin laced water and put the quart jar into a quail waterer. She could drink it wenever she needed to.
     

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