Curling foot

okie-chick93

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i just bought a baby chick and it's starting to have problems with its foot curling. It seemed okay when I got it but when I got it home it was tripping over its foot like its foot was too big for its body... Wasn't curling up until today.... Not its clenching up?! I don't want it to become crippled it's the sweetest baby ever! How can I help it?! It's not bad yet... Just clenching if it's not on it and sometimes trips when it walks but it's getting worse
 

okie-chick93

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It's eating chick starter and just grass in the yard. It's not a baby baby, it doesn't have baby fluff or anything. Maybe 6 weeks old.
 

okie-chick93

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Do I need to give all of that or just pick beef liver or the vitamins? Would a feed store carry the vitamins? so electrolytes won't help?
 

BlueShadow

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Do I need to give all of that or just pick beef liver or the vitamins? Would a feed store carry the vitamins? so electrolytes won't help?

Electrolytes may or may not help. You need to read the label and see if it includes B vitamins and riboflavin in the ingredients. In general, "electrolytes" are minerals and salts, vitamins are different. A mix may include both, but very often is primarily one or the other, i.e. have lots of vitamins and just a tiny bit of electrolytes, or lots of electrolytes and just a tiny bit of vitamins.
 

okie-chick93

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Will the chick end up crippled? How long should I give it vitamins? Will they say on the label how much?
 

Eggcessive

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Just give one product or food that contains riboflavin (B2.) Most chick vitamins contain electrolytes, and those are safe for a short time. Give the riboflavin for at least 2 weeks. If you do not see improvement, then there may be another problem. Beef liver, plain yogurt, egg, spinsach, almonds all contain riboflavin. but chop anything large.
 

okie-chick93

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Will this lead to permanent damage of any kind? The mill was closed today. I'm going tomorrow morning
 

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