2-month old chick won't put any weight on right leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JenniferB, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. JenniferB

    JenniferB Hatching

    Jun 21, 2007
    Napa CA
    My daughter got 2 chickens form school that they hatched as a project. Both have been fine until yesterday the little one is not putting any weight on her right leg. There is no sign of trauma. She is eating drinking and pooing normally. They are on a prepared chick feed the feed store recommended. We are new to chickens so any help would be great! [​IMG]
  2. chickenscratch

    chickenscratch In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2007
    This is so wierd. Our 5-6 week old Delaware is having the same symtoms. One minute she seemed fine and the next she won't put weight on her right foot/leg. This has been going on sine last night. The only thing I can think is that maybe its a bit stressed. We've been dropping them back into their cage and watching them fly from 3-4 feet and maybe when she's been landing she injured it. Have you been doing simiar stuff with yours?[​IMG]

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