Chicken limp.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by caitlyndeal, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. caitlyndeal

    caitlyndeal New Egg

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    I have a Cornish x a couple weeks old that just started limping. Checked for bumble foot but can't see anything. Chick has difficulty being up on its feet....it's hobbling around on its "knees". Anyone have any insight?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Meat birds can have leg bone deformities often, but I would try giving her some extra riboflavin (vitamin B2) in case she has a deficiency. Walking on hocks with curled under toes is typical of riboflavin deficiency. Most chick vitamins contain riboflavin except Poultry NutriDrench. Are you feeding a balanced fresh chick starter grower?
     
  3. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much are you feeding it
     
  4. caitlyndeal

    caitlyndeal New Egg

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    I'm a first timer with having chicks... How do I go about giving extra riboflavin? I'm using Dumor chick starter/grower feeding 12 hrs on, 12 hrs off.
     

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