Day old chick can't stand

Livinzoo

Songster
11 Years
Mar 2, 2008
985
8
174
Statham, GA
Its not spradle leg because her legs aren't apart. I've had a few of those before. But this one is stuck on her side. The left leg can move but she doesn't put any pressure on it. She does the right leg though. I would like to help her if possible, but will cull if need be. She just lies on her side. Thanks for any help.
 

Livinzoo

Songster
11 Years
Mar 2, 2008
985
8
174
Statham, GA
Well I read that the tendon might be out of place so I straightened the leg and tried to massage it into place. But the babe down and low and behold she can walk!!!
 

debakadeb

Songster
12 Years
Apr 8, 2008
569
2
164
SW Indiana
I think I have that exact same problem with one of my new chicks. S/he is now 6 days old -- the elbow (or knee) joint is very swollen. We've tried to rub it in place but with no luck. So far she has been able to get around by hopping on her one good leg and using her wings...not the best method but seems to be working for her.
 

honeyofahen

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 19, 2009
32
0
22
Texas
We had one like this...I wish I had known about the tendon thing. She would only eat and drink if I was holding her. I think she got smothered by the other chicks because we found her dead one morning:(.
 

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