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Blue Orpington Chicks can't walk!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mchlldickson, May 17, 2016.

  1. mchlldickson

    mchlldickson Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone please help me with this? They're 2 days old, and have something wrong with their legs. Should I cull or will they grow out of it?
     
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try to do something like this for them

    Let it on for 24 hours and take it off and see what happens
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It could be a vitamin B2 riboflavin deficiency. Start chick vitamins containing riboflavin in their water right away. Make sure they are eating a fresh chick starter.
     
  4. FireGurl26

    FireGurl26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a really cool video! If i ever have that issue i am definitely going to try this method!
     
  5. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's for splayed leg though in chickens but I just did it also for my turkey I have done this many times to my baby chicks before. It works everytime for me anyways
     
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