Chick with Hurt Leg!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BaileyMChicks, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I have 4 modern game bantams in a 2 hen coop in my barn. I have a heat lamp and heat pad in there. The heat pad is slippery, but it said it was for chicks. Well today I went out there and Claire is not walking correctly. It seems like whenever he puts pressure on the one leg, the knee gives out. I don't know what to do. I am pretty sure it was caused by the heat pad, and I need to take it out,but it is going to get colder here and I don't want them to freeze...I doubt the barn will get any colder, but I'm worried for at night. i just don't want them getting too cold

    And does anyone know what to do about the leg???
     
  2. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also there is no swelling that I can see. It's shaking, even when I put it under the light. I think it's either the knee joint or the hip joint. Would putting a towel over the heat pad help keep from further injuries?
     
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  3. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone??? I took the heat pad out, but the chick is getting worse. I don't know what to do...
     
  4. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turns out that it's mareks and I have to cull them all....
     

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