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Chick with limp :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenGuy, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. ChickenGuy

    ChickenGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All, I'm back again with another question. My chicks and I have had some interesting times in the past 3 weeks, but its been a blast.

    Sadly though my turken pullet has developed a bit of a limp in her left leg. She hops on only her right leg and doesn't hardly use her left at all. When I pick her up, she doesn't move it or act like she is in pain, when I touch and move her leg and toes. She is three weeks old and only developed the problem a day or two ago. She has always been on wood chips and I would think that at 3 weeks she shouldn't have to worry about spraddle leg.

    Thanks for all the help friends, I look forward to hearing what you might have to say. Please help me find out what this is and what I should do to help.

    Tyler
     
  2. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it swollen? Is it overly warm? If so it could be a sprain. My chick has a broken leg and is splinted, she is hoping around now. I would massage it and flex it and try not to let her jump off things. spoil spoil spoil her. Does she drag it?

    Good thoughts to you and your baby
     

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