Chick with leg injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hannah11, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Hannah11

    Hannah11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone found this little guy struggling to catch up with its mum and realized it had a limp. I can't see any cuts and he limps around on it... What should I do?
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  3. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    It could indeed be dietary, it could also be a broken bone or a torn tendon, but I recommend that whatever it is, you do a little research into chick booties/shoes and find or make one that fits. Does it open its foot while taking a step? If it's left that way it will end up stuck that way. Best wishes.
     
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  4. Hannah11

    Hannah11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys
    I haunt been able to access the internet recently but I have added Vits to the water and separated the chick, I have trialled a little splint tape but the mother keeps pulling it off! so I am thinking of separating them for a while and splinting again, the chick seems pretty happy but I'm sure it must be in pain i suspect he got trampled as he is very tiny and his mother is not very good.
     
  5. Pathfinders

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    I agree, a chick boot would be ideal now while he's still small. Good luck with him!
     
  6. Hannah11

    Hannah11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I just saw an awesome one on the chicken-chicks website made with pipe cleaners and tape with a little card like a sandle really cool! he is doing really well considering he's a funny little guy but wriggly so i think i will have to make a little sling to hold him in while i attach it...
     
  7. Pathfinders

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    It can sometimes take two people for stuff like this: one to hold the chick still and the other to do the modifications.
     
  8. Hannah11

    Hannah11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep I think so, enlist my partner this afternoon, I think the little guy and his mum will be getting a scrambled egg lunch :)
     
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  9. chooks4life

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    Best wishes with your endeavor, hope it works.
     
  10. Pathfinders

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    Hey Hannah, any updates on the wee one? Hope he's doing better.
     

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