Chick with leg problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by marie_martin, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I have a week old andalusion chick with a leg that goes out toe one side. He has not responded to the bandaid method and I noticed last night that I think the problem is in the knee area. It is very swollen compared to the other knee. It was hatched this way. I tried looking at it but if you move the leg at all, the skin is tight and it oozes blood. I put a bandaid on it with some ointment overnight to try and see if it is an infection of some type. Any suggestions? I don't want to have to, but I may end up having to put it down. I took pics and will try to upload them this afternoon when I get home. Thanks.

    Marie
     
  2. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Here are the pics I promised. Any ideas would be great.

    Here is a close up of the leg/knee. As you can see it is very swollen.

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    Here you can see how he is holding it out away from him, I think it is broken or something?? But it came out that way.

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    Here it is standing up, but it rarely does. I had to urge it alot.

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    Thanks for any info.

    Marie
     
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  4. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Thanks. I appreciate the info. The leg is getting worse. The knee is extrememly swollen and there is a large sore on it now where the skin is breaking open. I tried keeping a bandaid on it but it is not helping at all. I will put him down soon. I have to build up my strength to do it. It is otherwise very healthy but it would not have much quality of life with one leg and if this infection spreads it will most likely get very ill and die anyway. Thanks for the info.

    Marie
     

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