Chick limping?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Squeak61, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Squeak61

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    Well this morning has been crazy in chicken terms:th I woke up to a presumed case of leg mites with the big girls, and an issue with one of my new chicks. She’s three days old, and she’s limping pretty heavily. Still getting around fine, but she definitely can’t put much weight on it. When she stands up, she clearly leans to the left. And when I pick her up, she’ll lay down in my hand like the others, but she’ll pull her right leg up and try to get it out from underneath her. I’m really not sure what she could’ve done to it, it looks completely normal. No swelling or anything. Thoughts?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

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    Sometimes one will injure a leg running about. It generally gets better after a few days.
     
  3. Squeak61

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    I’m wondering if it’s that or a slipped tendon. I’m confused on how to tell the difference.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

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    I believe a slipped tendon will cause a floppy leg, not just a limp.
     

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