2 day old chick with very slight straddle leg.

Chickgirl201040

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 16, 2012
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I just really noticed it today she can walk with out a band aid but has a little trouble and lays down a lot when u put her down she runs a few step in a random direction one she almost ran off a table. Should I put a band aid on or can I just leave it?
 

ChickenGirl2010

Chirping
8 Years
Jan 14, 2012
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Hey this is the same person just on a different account. I have now noticed that she doesn't want to stand even though she can and when she does walk she does so with a limp any ideas on whats happening and what I can do to save her?
 

Eggcessive

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That may be a slipped achilles tendon or something else going on. Start poultry vitamins or polyvisol without iron 2-3 drops daily right away as these may help. Here is some reading with pictures of slipped tendon, and the last link is the podiatry page for help:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/756556/slipped-tendon-splayed-leg-confused
https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ick-slipped-tendon-broken-help-video-provided
https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/483203/chick-with-slipped-tendon-swollen-hock-with-sore-update
https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
 

ChickenGirl2010

Chirping
8 Years
Jan 14, 2012
22
3
77
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now neither of her legs are working below were the feathers end and im really scared shes gonna die I need help now
 

ten chicks

Songster
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May 9, 2013
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Any other symptoms? Have you checked for tendon issues such as a slipped tendon? Hold her in your hand,touch bottom of feet does she move feet or pull up feet,reason i am asking is to see if there is feeling in feet.

Unfortunately sometimes chicks are frail and do not survive.
 

ChickenGirl2010

Chirping
8 Years
Jan 14, 2012
22
3
77
she doesn't move her feet at all but she tries to move and almost fell off of the table and shes just so sweet and I am currently in tears
 

ten chicks

Songster
6 Years
May 9, 2013
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MB,Canada
This is a long shot,but check for slipped tendons. Gently roll her legs(one at a time)between fingers or run thumb down back of leg from hock to shank,see if you can feel a slipped tendon,will feel loose/springy,almost like an elastic band,if slipped when you gently press down, you should feel it snap back into place.
 

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