Anything I can do to help this baby chick??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JenF, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. JenF

    JenF Just Hatched

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    I splinted his foot yesterday because he had a curled foot. I took it off today to check his foot and now he's walking like this?? Poor baby, how do I help him??


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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    does his leg hurt him or is he unable to feel his foot?
     
  3. JenF

    JenF Just Hatched

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    I'm not sure how to tell. He doesn't seem to put pressure on it.
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    well you can pick him up and gently apply pressure to the foot, if he jerks it away it hurts if he doesn't apply a bit more pressure to see if he can feel it
     
  5. JenF

    JenF Just Hatched

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    Ok, I did that. He doesn't pull away at all, no matter what pressure I apply.
     
  6. JenF

    JenF Just Hatched

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    Anyone have any advice!!! It's pitiful to watch [​IMG]
     
  7. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    i'd would just reattach a splint to his foot and toes and just see how it goes
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd put it out of its misery. If it does survive it'll needs lots of special care and individual housing as the others will pick on it.
     
  9. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes if the splint doesn't help/he can't eat or drink/ he is being trampled or picked on then cull him
     

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