chick all of the sudden has a bum leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HOTONE, Sep 19, 2012.


    HOTONE Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 15, 2012
    Peachland North Carolina
    i have a chick maybe 6 weeks old all of the sudden it has a bum leg. Its foot is curled up but he didnt have this when she hatched . We just noticed it a week ago. Will she survive with a bum leg. I know she would be gimpy but i want to take care of her. Someone please help me......<3 <3 <3
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If truly just a leg issue then it is possible for them to survive. But their is an illness called Mareks diease that starts with limping in one leg....often the left. Read up on it so you can notice symptoms.
    Right now give supportive care, add some poultry vitamins to its water...also some vitamin E and limit her movement.

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