3 wk chick walking on tarsus? VIDEO

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by michleeh, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. michleeh

    michleeh In the Brooder

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    We have a 3 week old easter egger chick that shares a large fish tank with 5 other chicks. The bedding is chopped leaves. She's eating non-medicated chick feed and drinking water, but suddenly was not able to walk normally. There's no visible sign of an injury and her poop seems fine. She's alert. She's walking on her tarsus, the lower part of her leg, with her feet at times closed, trying to stretch up, but flopping down. I've attached a video.

    Any thoughts?
    Michele in NJ
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Have you tried splinting the legs?
     
  3. michleeh

    michleeh In the Brooder

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    I'm not really sure how, but I'm guessing I could find something on this site.

    I'm getting more hopeful though. Yesterday afternoon she started occasionally standing with one leg straight, like a kick-stand. And just a few minutes ago I caught her briefly standing on her feet a few times. I'm thinking I'll wait it out another day and see if there's consistent improvement.

    Thanks!
     
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  5. michleeh

    michleeh In the Brooder

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    I'm happy to say that our chick is doing wonderfully. She's walking, hopping, etc. almost as normal.

    Thanks for the support!
     
  6. CMV

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    Glad to hear she is recovering.
     

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