Baby chick with a bad leg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chikkinlittlesc, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. chikkinlittlesc

    chikkinlittlesc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a one week old BLRW chick that has been favoring his left leg for the past three days. Yesterday, it started peeping loudly. [​IMG] He holds the left foot up all the time. I have never seen this in all the baby chicks I have hatched and I have been hatching for many years. I know it must be suffering as much as it peeps. It seems to be eating and drinking ok. What do you think it is? If you have any idea, how do I fix it?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Could it be an injury?
     
  3. chikkinlittlesc

    chikkinlittlesc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it is an injury. He hasn't walked normally since he hatched.
     
  4. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
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    Quote:It could be a deformity due to incubation. Another possibility is slipped tendon .
     
  5. chikkinlittlesc

    chikkinlittlesc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. [​IMG]
     

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