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broken leg/foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken007, Mar 13, 2012.

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  1. Chicken007

    Chicken007 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have this chick who didnt seem to wan to stand i dipped its beak in the water so it has had a bit of a drink its only a day old :( i have seperated it from the others when i lift it it does wriggle and move its leg but one of its feet seems swollen what should i do?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I would give them sugar water according to the very stressed chick recipe here:


    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chickcare.html

    For the first 2 days add 3 tablespoons of table sugar to each quart of water for extra energy.

    [FONT=arial, helvetica]IF THE BIRDS HAD A HARD TRIP:[/FONT] Instead of using the standard feed and water suggestions listed, try this: Put 6 more tablespoons of sugar in each gallon of water. Then mix some of this extra sweet water with some of your feed to make a soupy mix. Give your birds this special feed and water mix for 3 to 4 days to get them over the effects of shipping.

    For a swollen foot, I'd watch and wait with a new chick.

    If you need a foot website, here is a good one.
    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

    Keep dipping its beak if possible every hour until able to eat and drink on its own.
     
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  3. Chicken007

    Chicken007 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the reply just noticed something its missing a toe could this be the problem?
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I really don't know but people have chickens on BYC who just have one leg and hop around fine. He/she will hopefully find a way to get around.
     
  5. Judy

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