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chicks arrived, one has a leg injury please advise (PIC)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pixiedouglas, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Chillin' With My Peeps

    This little baby australorp seems to have a hurt leg

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    she's moving around, but seems to be having trouble with that leg, she did eat the food a little then she walked back to the light

    both legs seem weak

    dipped her beak and made her drink some water

    the pen is lined with the blue tarp you see in the photo, but the chicks are on a thin layer of pine shavings (hadn't finished spreading it around when we took the pic)
     
  2. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry in a hurry but look up "splay legged" on this forum. There are ways to wrap them for a few days to strengthen their muscles. Works really well!
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Chillin' With My Peeps

    seems like it was more than just that we did the bandaid thing and she still wouldn't walk or really eat and drink on her own, this morning she wouldn't open her eyes and she died this afternoon :(

    looked a lot like failure to thrive, we had one like that last spring too

    thanks for the advice
     

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