Chick with injured leg!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenkeeper12, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. chickenkeeper12

    chickenkeeper12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I got 6 chicks a week ago from TSC and they all seemed fine until a couple days ago when one of the chicks kinda hobble on the right leg. She puts a little pressure on the left but when she does she flaps her wings. I looked at where they bend there legs and it looks a little bigger/bumpier than the right. I have no idea how to cure this and if she will be alright?
     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    She may have a sprain which might explain the swelling, but she possibly could have a slipped tendon. I have no experience with that but I have read that there is not a very good outcome if you can't get it fixed. Here is a good link for you to read to decide if it is that or something else: https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
     
  3. chickenkeeper12

    chickenkeeper12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info but I just looked at her foot (didn't look at it before) and I'm pretty sure she has bubble foot. How to I cure this on a chick. Also she hasn't really grown like the other ones. A lot smaller
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Bumblefoot is a staph infection of the foot pad that usually affects older chickens who have been outside and suffered a tiny cut to the foot that has gotten infected. Can you take a picture of the foot and leg? I doubt that it is bumblefoot, but maybe we can help.
     

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