Chick suddenly not able to walk! HELP!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bearz, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. bearz

    bearz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, we have 3 brown leghorn chicks, about 3 weeks old. They were all happy and healthy until we noticed today that one was kind of flopping to the food and water. It looks like its legs don't work. The left one will curl around my hand but the right one just hangs there. I can't feel any breaks or problems...it just feels like dead weight.

    I'm gonna have to cull this poor thing, aren't I?
     
  2. bearz

    bearz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bumping this for traffic. The chick is still alive and eating and drinking. It drags itself around with its good legs and by pushing with its wings.

    Anybody with any ideas of what this might be?

    Do I need to cull this poor, sweet chick?
     

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