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Chick won't stand

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Janis R, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Janis R

    Janis R Out Of The Brooder

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    My day old Rhodebar chick won't stand, is there anything I can do to help her??


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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    She may have a vitamin deficiency from her parent stock, so vitamins in her water would be a good start. Poultry Nutri-Drench is one to avoid for leg issues since it does not contain riboflavin. Are her legs held too far apart as in slay leg? Doe she sit on her hocks or elbows? Is her right foot swollen, or does it just look that way in the picture? There are many different leg problems with chicks, some we can help, and many we can't, but here is a good link to start with:
    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/217/vitamin-b2-deficiency
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/886856/broken-leg-or-slipped-tendon
    http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2012/04/spraddle-leg.html
     
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