Chick having trouble standing.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by steph123, May 6, 2011.

  1. steph123

    steph123 New Egg

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    I have a few baby chicks that are over a month old. Noticed one this morning is having trouble standing and keeps losing balance. One leg is twisted outward (toes pointing to side). It can move, bend and stretch the leg but it is twisted around. Don't feel anything broken. It is also shaking like it is cold.
     
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Look up 'splay leg' on the search title up above on the blue bar. If you have them on anything slick like news paper, put down paper towels or something that will hold them on their feet.
    good luck with this.
    and welcome!
     
  3. steph123

    steph123 New Egg

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    From what I could understand, if they have splayed legs, their legs spread open like the splits and they have trouble keeping them underneath. Just one leg of this chick is twisted to the side. Not sure.
     
  4. 3goodeggs

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    Feel around gently and see if it is dislocated. it may be in pain, thus the shaking.

    I have no idea what your bird has, I am just shooting out ideas.
    maybe someone else can see this and help. sorry I don't know how to help further. [​IMG]
     

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