Chicks gone lame

Awonderer

Chirping
7 Years
Feb 25, 2014
16
0
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Templeton, CA
Hello,

i had a new chick go lame a few weeks ago. Started dragging its leg and the leg seemed to swell at the knee and twist around a bit. This week a second one had had it happen. Is there any chicken disease that causes something like this? They have not been dropped or handled except for brooder cleaning. So I don’t think it is an injury.

Thanks for any guidance you might have.

Sam
 

Carter Martin

Songster
Jan 28, 2021
161
234
101
Co. Waterford, Ireland
My friend hatched two chicks early this year one male one female. I am not quite sure when but the female went lame probably sometime 1-3 months of age. After a few weeks/month or so I think she got better. The lameness seemed to be up in thigh. Hope this helps and hope your chicks get better.
 

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