5 week old chick has leg problems.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by patyrdz, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    I just noticed that a chick has problems walking, when I pick him up his legs go in different directions.He seemed ok until today. I thought the spraddle leg only happened in young chicks, or is this something different? Please help!![​IMG]
    Patty
     
  2. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    I have no clue but maybe someone will come and help you shortly. and [​IMG]
     
  3. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Thank you for the welcome! I am working on my profile![​IMG]
     
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is this baby? What kind of flooring is it on? Can you post a pic? It does sound like spraddle and if it is, you can find all the info on here by looking for solutions to that. Usually a bandaid applied correctly will do it.
     
  5. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    He is five weeks old. They are on cedar chips, and hay. I cannot figure out how to post pictures, still trying. I took his picture and was watching him, he can walk a few steps and then lays down. the other chicks can knock him down easy. His feet are closed like a fist and he seems wobbly, like his legs won't hold him up!
    Patty
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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009

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