- Jun 2, 2017
I have a chick that’s about 3 weeks old now. I noticed last weekend she was walking a little funny and looked and noticed her leg was bent a little strange. I took her out and isolated her, thinking it was splayed leg. I tried hobbles (which seemed to make her walk worse) but there didn’t seem to be much improvement. I also tried chick shoes for her crooked toes, thinking maybe that was contributing to her leg issues. But as I kept examining her I began to think “this really looks like her right leg is bigger/longer the other”. I asked some others what they hought and they agreed. So, I’m not really sure what to do at this point as the chick shoes didn’t last more than a day, and the hobbles didn’t seem to work. currently, there is no wrap or anything on her legs, she is in a separate bucket with one of her smaller pals, and, although unsteady, she walks around to eat and drink on her own. For these reasons, I don’t feel that it would be right to cull her as she also doesn’t appear to be in pain (though I guess I can’t know for sure). If anyone had any ideas or has seen anything like this please let me know! She is such a gentle and sweet chick and I want to try everything as long as she’s not in pain! I will post pictures shortly!