Baby chick with red swollen feet. Please help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by samluna26, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. samluna26

    samluna26 New Egg

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    My new baby chicken has had problems walking properly. he was born perfectly fine. The third day of hatching is when I noticed his problem. At first, only his right leg appeared swollen but now both of his legs are red and swollen. I think they may be broken but I'm not sure since he barely walks anywhere. Some one please help me! I can't stand watching my chicken suffer. [​IMG]


    As you can see my little black and white chicken has the big, red, and swollen feet.
    My yellow one is to show the comparison in size and color.

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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Are his feet being pecked/
     
  3. samluna26

    samluna26 New Egg

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    I have seen him peck them and I always stop him. You think that's the case?
     
  4. samluna26

    samluna26 New Egg

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    Yes, sometimes.
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Offer water with liquid vitamins added. Many foot and leg problems are due to lack of any number of vitamins.
     
  6. samluna26

    samluna26 New Egg

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    Thank you! He also seems to walk with his leg out and sometimes it goes over his wing. The poor thing can't stand up.[​IMG]
     

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