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chick with inflamed knee/hock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmwife76, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. farmwife76

    farmwife76 In the Brooder

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    I have a 2 week old cornish chick that had an inflamed, swollen, red foot. that has now moved to its knee/hock. It still eats and drinks, but it cant walk, it just flops around and gets stepped on alot. So i removed it and one other (for company) to a box in the house. I started giving it medicated water (antibiotic). Is there anything else I can do?
     
  2. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Songster

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    Add aspirin at the rate of fice 5 grain aspirin per gallon of water.

    What are you feeding them? Also if you feel the hock is the tendon in or out of place?
     
  3. farmwife76

    farmwife76 In the Brooder

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    I am feeding them unmedicated chick started from the farm store. I couldnt tell you if the tendon is out of place, I am no good at stuff like that. All I can tell you is that It can kind of push with that leg, but cant uncurl the toes. The toes arent curled tight, but cant relax either. I hope something didnt get broke.
     

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