Chick's leg limp

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Buzzlee, May 31, 2016.

  1. Buzzlee

    Buzzlee Just Hatched

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    When checking on my chicks this morning I found one with a completely limp leg. Unable to stand. She is 1 of the 12 I ordered from an online hatchery. So I had her vaccinated for merreks and since I've had them also gave Newcastle vaccine. They are almost 6 weeks now. They have been confined in a 4 by 8' room so not to catch anything from wild birds. The only thing I can think of that may have caused this is landing wrong off the 18" or 8" high roosts I gave them. They have a 3" layer of shavings, medicated starter and water at all times. I matched the light timers with outdoors and have the room set to max temp of 75'.

    Any suggestions?
    I put vetrap around it to keep it in a natural position. Set her alone by a food and water dish so she doesn't have to walk. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Post in the "Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures" section.
     
  3. Buzzlee

    Buzzlee Just Hatched

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    Thanks but she has passed. She went into a seizure and when she stopped she was stiff as a board. I wonder if she didn't get properly vaccinated at the hatchery.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That is of some concern. You may want to post about her in detail at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread to see if they think she may have had Mareks
     
  5. Buzzlee

    Buzzlee Just Hatched

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    Thanks guys, i did just that and posted in the correct spot this time =)
     

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