2 week old chick with injured leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickengirlsTN, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. chickengirlsTN

    chickengirlsTN New Egg

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    Hi everyone!! I just hatched two baby chicks about two weeks ago, and my little BBS who was the first hatch has begun limping on his right leg, and throwing it outward when he walks. This has just started in the last couple of hours or so. No visible damage to the leg, only a small callous looking area at the "elbow" joint. I am an X-ray tech, so I can splint anything, but just wanting to know if this can be saved. Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Google PoultryPedia--podiatry, and you should find info.
     

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