Chicken having trouble walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AlexsonVick, May 21, 2019.

  1. AlexsonVick

    AlexsonVick In the Brooder

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    My chick that's a few weeks old seems to have trouble walking and stumbles a little. I'm worried and in search of what's wrong with her. 20190521_192833.jpg 20190521_190126.jpg
     
  2. Eggcessive

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    Try using some B complex vitamins 1/4 tablet daily crushed into some cooked egg or wet chick feed. Are you feeding a chick starter grower ration? When you look at her standing from the front, is she standing with both legs together or is one leg out to the side or back at all? Does she sit on her hocks much, like in the second pic, or curl her toes under at any time?
     
  3. AlexsonVick

    AlexsonVick In the Brooder

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    Where can I find the b complex vitamins
     
  4. BugStalker

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    I think human vitamins will do. I imagine drugstores or Walmart would have them. I usually order mine.
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    Yes, just get human B complex—inexpensive and easy to use. They are easily grated with a microplane cheese grater, crushed with 2 spoons together, or dissolved in water. They are hard to overdose since any excess goes out in the kidney waste.

    Most chick vitamins except NutriDrench has riboflavin or B2 as well, which is important in leg problems.
     

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