Baby chick with a bung leg?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Siera-b, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Siera-b

    Siera-b New Egg

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    Our neighbours have just gone on holiday, and left us to look after their 7 chicks for them. I'm not sure of their breed or age (so any help identifying that would be great!) but there's one of two black chicks that has be a bit concerned. It seems to have something wrong with it's right leg where it goes outwards from the knee (I think), and then bends back in from the ankle joint. It's eating and drinking, and just tends to sit down more than the other chicks. But I'd really appreciate some help identifying what's wrong with it, and what I could do to help it out.
    http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r50/ClamWings/chick03_zps86392d7c.jpg
    http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r50/ClamWings/chick01_zps17f8abdf.jpg
    http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r50/ClamWings/chick02_zps82816d55.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2012
  2. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not an expert and can't see too much in the pics. You might have better responsees if you post on Emergencies/Diseases Forum. Best of luck. If he is eating and drinking there may not be alot more you can do. You are a good sitter if you are logging on to help out a friend.[​IMG]
     
  3. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Chillin' With My Peeps

    He's shifting his weight off of it pretty hard in the first two pictures, but appears to be weighting it in the third. He may have strained a muscle. Another possibility is that he has a greenstick type of broken bone in there--not a full break and not enough to make the leg unusable, but enough for him to feel it. That said, it's hard to know what to suggest. Definitely keep an eye on him, and if he's getting worse then that would be a very worrisome sign. Good luck!
     

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