CHick barely stands, sores on legs, ??? Help Pic included

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  1. scrambledmess

    scrambledmess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will stand if I stand it up, but it doesn't seem to have the strength to get up on its own. Then it doesn't stay up long. It will push up while resting on those sores spots, but not get up to its feet. Any ideas of what happened and/or how to fix/help this chick?
     
  2. scrambledmess

    scrambledmess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick is only a day old.
     
  3. scrambledmess

    scrambledmess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump. Trying not to lose this chick. Can't find any answers searching online. Was hoping someone would have seen this before or at least recognize what it might be. Thanks.
     
  4. Anigozanthos

    Anigozanthos Out Of The Brooder

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    I am far from expert but we recently had a chick with leg problems and I found this site to be informative: https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
     
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  5. scrambledmess

    scrambledmess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I have tried taping the legs last night but I don't think I am doing it right. The chick is completely unable to stand then. I am doing "physical therapy" with it. That site is excellent. Thank you!
     
  6. scrambledmess

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    I found where someone was putting their chicks in a shot glass to force them to stand and strengthen their legs. So I tried again with the tape on the legs and found something about the size of a shot glass. The chick seems to be improving. I will wait and see how it goes.
     
  7. LPeaslee

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    Is it possible that this chick has a slipped tendon in both legs?
     
  8. scrambledmess

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    How would I know? What do I look for?

    I think it is only the right leg affected. That is the one that "turns out" or is weaker. The chick is doing better. It has figured out how to get out of my contraption is will stand when I come in the room. But it is usually sitting back on those sores still.

    going back to that article to see if it talks about slipped tendons.
     

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