Chick with leg problems...Please advise...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alicia, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Alicia

    Alicia In the Brooder

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    I was given 12 chicks. They are all just old enough to be separated from their mother. One of them was "helped" out of the egg. It cannot walk. It twitches and peeps, but doesn't move by itself. I don't want to watch the little one waste away and die, but I don't want to put it out of its misery either. Please, any advice is appreciated and I can also post pics if you think they are helpful (and I can figure out how to do so)

    Thank you very much!
     
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  2. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    Pictures are always helpful. If they are older then a day or two, I'd probly just cull it.
     
  3. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

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    PICs can be downloaded on this site. God up to "uploads" in the blue bar and it will tell you from there. Pics would be great. Hope you get the help you want. [​IMG]
     
  4. Alicia

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    OK, I uploaded the photo...now how do I put it in this topic?
     
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  5. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

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    copy the url ..under the one that says image then paste on here
     
  6. Alicia

    Alicia In the Brooder

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  7. Alicia

    Alicia In the Brooder

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    Got it!
     
  8. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

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    poor little thing..is it just me or are the legs off color? I bet youll have to cull him. Im sorry, Find someone that will do it for you. He'll just starve and get picked on...[​IMG]
     
  9. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    Poor thing. Probly best to cull it. NObody likes to do it, but some times it is for the best.
     
  10. Alicia

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    Yes, the legs are pink rather than orange like its siblings' legs. I put one of the healthy chicks in the box for comparison, but I keep him away from the other chicks as they peck at his eyes and feet.

    I guess I'm just going to have to buck up and do it. It's more humane that way. What is the most humane way to do it? This just breaks my heart [​IMG]
     

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