Baby EE Cant Stand UP

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dorothy1324, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Dorothy1324

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    I am wondering if anyone can help with this we had a mom Hatch 11 babies well one of them started limping a little and then 2 days later i found it under the house unable to stand up i brought it in the house and put it in a box it still eats and drinks and chirps just can not stand up. I hate to have to put it to sleep i have never had to do this befor but we can not have a chick suffer:( They are 3 weeks old



    She is up and moving
     
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  2. Dorothy1324

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    anyone got any advice my 8 year old daughter is torn up about a sick baby
     
  3. Awww. Are its legs out to it's side? It could be splay or spraddle leg. If so there is a way to treat it. Can you post a pic?
     
  4. Dorothy1324

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    i would like to post a pic but my camera broke the legs go forward a little and then out a little the elbow joint is a little puffy. she is trying to stand a little and if i put my finger under her feet she does close them around my finger
     
  5. Anne

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    Is there any sign of why it might not be able to stand up? Are it's legs in a funny position, as the posters above me have suggested? Are the feet or toes curled or deformed? Are there any visible signs of injury?
     
  6. Anne

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    Oops, sorry, you answered before I posted.

    Is it both elbow joints that look puffy, or just one?
     
  7. Dorothy1324

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    Great News I have been giving the little lady antibiotics from the start and now she is standing up and walking on her own still a little wobbly but up and moving none the less !!!!!!!!!!!! So Maybe she had some weird infection:D[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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