6 day old chick with hurt leg


Jun 9, 2022
hello, we recently came across an injured chicken while visiting where we get our eggs from. I need some help figuring out how to help it, splint, letting it rest, or doing something further. We dont have it yet since it took a lot of thought to say yes since it will get killed if it doesn't do better.
Hello and welcome to BYC! :welcome

Answer these questions.->
1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)
2) What is the behavior, exactly.
3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird until you can get to a vet?
11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
Also post some pics of the chick.

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