3 week old chick with leg problems....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by poularde, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. poularde

    poularde Hatching mode

    Feb 7, 2010
    Puyallup, Wa.
    I hatched three chicks from my flock. They are three weeks old. Today one of the chicks can hardly walk. [​IMG] It's leg is not sticking out like in straddle leg. It has been fine until now. The other two seem to be doing great. Is this a vitamin deficiency? One leg does not work well, but it can move it. Since these are from my own flock I am worried if it is a deficiency. Any advice?
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    I would think if it were a deficiency others would be showing signs of problems too. Perhaps its injured itself somehow. Try giving some poly-vi-sol (baby vitamins) without iron just in case. You may want to isolate it so you can keep an eye on its leg. If its some kind of deficiency, the vitamins will help. If its an injury, some rest away from other rambunctious chicks will help. Sorry I can't offer more advice. Good luck, I hope your chicky feels better soon!

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