Chick with bad limp/leg injury?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SilkieSisters, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. SilkieSisters

    SilkieSisters In the Brooder

    Sep 4, 2018
    I have this chick who is so sweet but has a really bad limp. Nothing seems to be broken or bruised or the leg/thigh or joints. There's also a lot of yellow stuff clumping around the nose. Idk what's wrong with them. The leg injury only seems to be in one leg.

  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Can you look very closely at her foot? The way she is hesitant to put it down leads me to believe she has a foot injury. Look at the pads, between the toes, the toenails, tops of the toes. Look for any greenish bruising.

    A chick can become frightened and fly into a wall, causing bruising in between the toes on the webbing. It will be very tiny and faint, but if you see any discoloration, that would be her problem. You can give her a half a baby aspirin (81grain tablet cut in half) twice a day. It will reduce both pain and inflammation.

    Keeping her off her feet for a few days except to eat and drink, will help it heal more quickly. But try to keep her within sight of the others.
  3. SilkieSisters

    SilkieSisters In the Brooder

    Sep 4, 2018
    Her feet looked normal and idk if the plugged nose has anything to do with it.
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Can you post of photo of the joint?
    You mention yellow stuff clumping around the nostrils - post some photos of that too.

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