2 week old chick with bump on the leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brandy21410, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. brandy21410

    brandy21410 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 2 week old EE chick has a bump on her leg at the joint right before it joins with the thy. We thought she had a slipped joint when we got her but she git better and now has developed a bump, iam hoping that its scar tissue but I am scared that it is a tumor developing from Merek's disease. If any one could put my mind at ease it would be great.
    The other leg does not have a bump like this leg.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    She could have sprained her leg, but also chicks with slipped tendon can develop swelling at the hock joint. Mareks symptoms almost never occur in chicks that young. I would keep an eye on it, and if possible you could post a picture or two of her standing. Here is some reading about slipped tendon:

    chicks with a slipped tendon may stand this way
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2016
  3. brandy21410

    brandy21410 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes i will post a pic if her as soon as i get home,but she does not stand crooked,but when she was littler she would flip over alot, but she quickly got over it. But iam just nervouse becuse the chicken that i had before got marreks so idk if they could get it or not.

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