8 week old polish chick suddenly has week curled up feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joydix, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. joydix

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    found the baby in pen curled in ball. Taped the one bad foot, brought in and giving electrolytes, poly vi sol no iron, chick start and meal worms. Eats and drinks with enthusiasm, but this am other foot weak and starting to curl!!! What could be happening???? Chicken vet not avail til Monday. Kind of fluffed up, shaking her head quite a bit. Never seen this! Suggestions? Thanks so much!!!
     

  2. yoopergirl1211

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    Vitamin B needed? Thats what people told me to use for leg problems. Hope she gets better!
     
  3. Eggcessive

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  4. joydix

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    Thanks for replies. She was put on infant vitamins right away. It has that and B6 12 as well. But why just 1 chick out of 6. So odd
     
  5. yoopergirl1211

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    Yeah I have ine of 60 that can't seem to use legs. Tried everything. If the vitamin b doesn't work I'll have to cull. First time having to so hoping she stands up soon!
     
  6. joydix

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    well i am posting for a friend and she may wind up culling if it is not a little better tomorrow. it was the runt she said....
     
  7. Eggcessive

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    It can take a few days to help.
     

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