4 - Day old chick limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Caulk, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Caulk

    Caulk New Egg

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    We have a mixed group of 4-day old chicks and the Golden-Laced Wyandotte came up lame on day three. She limps and tries to avoid putting weight on her left leg and prefers to sit and doze. I can not determine if it is a foot or leg injury. Is it possible for a chick to get 'splayed leg' on only one leg. The bedding material is pine shavings.

    She is continuing to eat and drink but at a reduced rate when compared with the others. When she sits, she does not hold the leg/foot under her but appears to push the foot forward and rest on the upper part of the leg just above the 'knee'. This morning we separated her from the rest of the group as she was tending to get roughed up a little.

    Looking for advice / thoughts on how best to help her.

    Thank you
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    a supplement like Avia Charge 2000 and a week on Polyvisol Enfamil (three drops in beak once a day) would not hurt and might well help...might be an injury and it simply needs time to allow to heal.... make sure drink and water are easily within reach.
     
  3. Caulk

    Caulk New Egg

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    Thank you, I will give the enfamil a try. I can not be sure, but her walking may have improved some. However, she would still rather sit.
     

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