2 week old chick's leg is swollen and looks deformed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TrueTexasFamily, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. TrueTexasFamily

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    I noticed one of the legs looked swollen on a chick but he isn't walking any different or acting like it's painful at all. The swelling isn't something I've seen before, but it looks like it is every joint on his right leg.

    Any idea what caused this and how can I help?
     

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  2. TrueTexasFamily

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  3. RollTideChicken

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    Guessing he was not born that way. So it just swelled recently? No damage? Is there heat like from an infection? Can you move the toes and if so do they feel as limber as those on the other foot?
     
  4. TrueTexasFamily

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    Yes recently, but not sure how long it's been that's way. We got him a week and a half ago with 8 others and he doesn't walk or act like it's hurt so I'm second guessing myself for missing it.
    No heat to the touch, I can move his toes easily, a little easier than the other foot of that makes sense.

    He's my courageous one, so maybe he jumped too high and landed wrong. I moved them to a taller brooder a few days ago, he was in a small one in the house before that. Does it look like it found be a break? I've thankfully never encountered that before *knocks on wood* 20180320_111301.jpg 20180320_111301.jpg 20180320_110942.jpg 20180320_110854.jpg
     

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