Chick won't stand

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shotill, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. shotill

    shotill New Egg

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    I have a two week old broiler that won't stand. I noticed it yesterday and took her out of the group right away. She was eating and drinking and is very chirpy when I pick up( doesn't like it). I thought at first it was a broken leg but now I am thinking spraddle? She want's to keep legs tucked under, not spread out.
    The right leg does look bigger, maybe swollen. If I support her under the breast she tends to sit back and then down. Suggestions ?
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2010
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    it sounds like a leg problem broilers are prone to haveing leg problems especially the cornish cross breeds.
     
  3. shotill

    shotill New Egg

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    I would agree. Have her in a sling so legs are upright...any suggestions or am I just prolonging the inevitable by trying to treat her?
     

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