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Baby chick problem

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JilliWilly123, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. JilliWilly123

    JilliWilly123 New Egg

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    I am new to this whole forum thing. I just *edited out age* and my family got a set of Delaware something or other chicks. The manager of the store that we got them at said that all but three in the shipment died. They are about 3 weeks old. Today I noticed that one of the chicks was wobbling around in the pen, limping on one leg. I need some advice on what might be wrong and what I should do.
     
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  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Did you examine the leg and/or foot to see if there are any injuries? Broken bones?

    Is the chick limping, or is it more like spasmodic movement of the leg? If so, perhaps you should try some Polyvisol in its water, to fill up any nutrient requirements the chick may be lacking.

    I hope someone with more experience comes along. Good luck, and [​IMG]
     
  3. JilliWilly123

    JilliWilly123 New Egg

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  4. JilliWilly123

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    it's hard to examine the leg because when ever I try she starts franticly flapping her wings. She walks with the one leg tucked under her. This morning I was watching her and she started make contact with the ground once or twice.
     

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