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chick with a broken leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by laurennicole01, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. laurennicole01

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    This is my three week old chick with what looks like a broken leg to me. I'm new to raising chicks and I don't know what injuries are able to be fixed with home remedies. I bought her like this so I don't know what happened. The knee is extremely swollen and the foot is turned on its side.I have tried a couple different styles of wraps in an attempt to straighten the leg but the truth is I don't know what I'm doing. I hand feed and water her and we've grown close and I really don't want to lose her. From the picture, does it look hopeless? Or is there anything I can do?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    There are several leg bone deformities that affect chicks such as tibial dyschondroplasia, varus valgus disorder, and slipped tendon. Most are not successfully treated, but I would give her poultry vitamins, and try splinting her leg. The swollen knee can be typical in this chicks, and can crack easily. Try searching Poultry Pedia Podiatry, a good site for leg problems.
     

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