Chick will not put foot down, I've tried boots and band aids - PICS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aceriderbetty, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. aceriderbetty

    aceriderbetty Out Of The Brooder

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    I received an assortment of Bantams from Ideal Friday. I have one little chick that is holding it's foot up and will not put any weight on it. I tried putting little band aid boot on it and he still wouldn't put any weight on it. I tried putting the band aid on both legs like you do for splayed legs and he keep falling down. He is having trouble eating because of this so I have been giving him Karo syrup to keep his strength up. I'm keeping him with just one other little chick, because the others are wanting to peck at his foot. What else can I try to help him? Here are a couple of pics to show how he is holding his foot.

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  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Try some vitamin drops maybe, I don't know if it would help but it's certainly worth a try. I use Poly-vi-sol for my ducklings, it's pretty easy to give to them with the little dropper.
     
  3. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I would tape/bandaid a penny or if he is super tiny a dime to the bottom of his foot. And dont get discouraged and take it off if he dosnt walk in it right away, its going to take him a bit to adjust. Just make sure he can get to food and water.
     
  4. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good idea. Also, try mixing some chick feed with a little water and make a paste, then try hand feeding her. This is better than the karo syrup and much healthier. I have used this before with sick chicks and they seem to like it. I'm sorry I have no suggestions for the foot [​IMG]
    But try that with the food and she may heal, they grow so fast at that age that sometimes whatever is wrong heals. Can you see any difference between the feet, maybe to identify what is wrong?
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    By the way, I get the vita drops without Iron, I am sure that chicks are intollerant to it too, like ducklings, so better safe than sorry!
     
  6. aceriderbetty

    aceriderbetty Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Good idea. Also, try mixing some chick feed with a little water and make a paste, then try hand feeding her. This is better than the karo syrup and much healthier. I have used this before with sick chicks and they seem to like it. I'm sorry I have no suggestions for the foot [​IMG]
    But try that with the food and she may heal, they grow so fast at that age that sometimes whatever is wrong heals. Can you see any difference between the feet, maybe to identify what is wrong?

    Both feet basically look the same.
     
  7. aceriderbetty

    aceriderbetty Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'm going to try the penny or dime. Thanks for the suggestion.
     

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