4 week old chick with leg problems

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Aves, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Aves

    Aves Out Of The Brooder

    Any stories and specific ways you helped a chick at 4 weeks turn its leg around to support it in a normal way would be helpful. I believe my chick is a Delaware (MeyerÂ’s Rainbow Pullet group), therefore she/he will get large and I want to be able to correct the leg to support its weight. Otherwise I may have to put it down.


    Last edited: Nov 16, 2011
  2. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2011
    Midway, GA
    Do you have a picture of the problem or a description of what is happening? You could be describing Marek's symptoms, or a host of other problems.
  3. Aves

    Aves Out Of The Brooder

    I know it is not a disease, it is more in thigh and hock area. I have a brace on her leg and a sling..Her appetite and attitude is great!. Her leg is splayed and I am not sure I can correct it. I will try to post a picture later, but not really sure how to do it.



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