Day old chick with bad leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tripletmumm, May 11, 2011.

  1. tripletmumm

    tripletmumm Out Of The Brooder

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    I know I've seen a post about something similar in the past, but I don't have time to search through everything. So I'm sorry if this is repetative.

    I have a baby chick that has a problem with one of it's legs. It pushes its leg straight out to the side and back. It struggles to walk and I don't think it is getting any water or food. Trying to force it, but haven't been having much success. The chick seems really tired, don't know if its do to the fact that it takes so much more effort to move around, or the fact it's not getting nutrition. Any thoughts on how to help my chick?
     
  2. tripletmumm

    tripletmumm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thought I would try to add some pictures.

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  3. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to be negative, but I would cull it out of its misery. It probably won't have a very good chance at life. Sorry.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  5. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i had a chick same color same everything and i had to cull it. But i currently have a taylor sid chick with like no ligaments in one leg on his hip but NO pain (p.s. mommy acciedently did this she is new so a little rough.) so i let him live no i am is mommy he thinks so too and he hops around (works at i-hope) fine But his other leg.He is growing and his leg is getting better so just because a chick is hurt doesent all the time mean CULL CULL CULL but in this case i would sorry.
     
  6. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you should give it a short bit of time. try a brace for the legs - give it a week or two & take it from there. its still small enough that if you brace the leg, it may recover with no problems. if it doesnt show signs of improvement, then it would be your choice where to take it from there.
     
  7. tripletmumm

    tripletmumm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for all your thoughts, and thank you Miss Lydia for the link. I ended up making a hobble for the chick. She seemed to do well with it in the first hour. Will wait a week with it on before I decide to forget about it or not.
     

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