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2 month old chick with one leg longer than other

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HeatherMarieR, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 2 month old chick that has one leg that is 1-2 (at least) inches longer. It's walking like it has a slipped achille (it doesn't) because of it. My birds free range, and I feel like that's going to be pretty hard for it. Should I wait and see if it evens out some as it grows, or cull it? I really don't want to cull it, but I also don't want it to suffer.
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got a pic
     
  3. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A pic would be very helpful.
     
  4. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to put it down. It was a really hard decision to make, but it had started just laying around unable to walk at all. I'm not sure why it got so much worse so quickly, but it was suffering.
     
  5. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really sorry, It is a tuff decision. If it was suffering then you made the right one.
     
  6. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    So sorry about your loss. You did the right thing.
    Warm Regards,
    Karen
     
  7. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks y'all. I just couldn't let it keep suffering.
     

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