3 week old chick limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amandawv, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. amandawv

    amandawv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 buttercup chicks. One is a good but smaller than the other two. Today I noticed the smallest was limping/[​IMG]having a hard time keeping her balance. I looked at her and noticed one leg is bigger (swollen?). Has anyone ever experienced this and what can I do for her?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. peeper89

    peeper89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh no! i hope she get better
     
  4. amandawv

    amandawv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But, which one looks swollen? One foot is bigger than the other and on the other leg one leg looks bigger than the other. Poor thing I feel so bad for her
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Yes, on first glance I noticed the foot, and now I see the right leg looks thicker. What is the history of these chickens--from a hatchery or a breeder. Have you seen any illnesses in your flock before, such as a respiratory disease or others? There are some possibilities for leg swelling from bacterial to viral diseases.
     

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