Deformed chick: Need answers

star995236

Hatching
Aug 3, 2016
1
0
7
I have a new easter egger chick about 2 1/2 weeks old and ot has splayed legs whch we are treating and also an unusual lump on its chest that can be moved around the chest slightly. I can't tell if it is the ribs in the wrong area or if it has a tumor. Any advice or suggestions are very welcome. I need answers.
 

sebloc

Chirping
May 7, 2016
246
18
61
Connecticut
Welcome to byc!

Sorry to hear about your chick problems. I had a chick with splayed legs, which healed in less then a week.

Make sure you set this chick off to the side in its own brooder. Do not leave it with any other adult chickens/chicks.

I wonder if the chest problem could be organs inside that are not where they're suppose to be. I've never heard of anyone taking a chick to the vet, but you may have to. This could be a small problem or a big problem.

Good luck, stuff like this happens to the best of us.
 

Wyorp Rock

🐓 ❤ 🐛
Premium Feather Member
5 Years
Sep 20, 2015
38,512
54,599
1,332
Southern N.C. Mountains
I have a new easter egger chick about 2 1/2 weeks old and ot has splayed legs whch we are treating and also an unusual lump on its chest that can be moved around the chest slightly. I can't tell if it is the ribs in the wrong area or if it has a tumor. Any advice or suggestions are very welcome. I need answers.
Welcome To BYC!

Sorry to hear you are having trouble.

By chance is the lump you are feeling in the chest her crop? It would be on the right side of the chick if it's facing away from you. A full crop is normal and will go up and down throughout the day. If she is eating, drinking and pooping you are most likely fine on that.

For the splay leg, offer some Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), you can use a human B-Complex vitamin (no iron), just crush it up and add it to her food. Of course you will also need to splint or tape the legs together as described in the links below.


Here are some photos of a crop-it's on adults, but would be in the same place on chicks:
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/06/chicken-anatomy-crop-impacted-crop-sour.html

Leg treatment:

https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/leg-foot-and-toe-issues-in-poultry-of-all-ages
https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
 

donrae

Hopelessly Addicted
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Jun 18, 2010
31,453
4,079
581
Southern Oregon
welcome-byc.gif


I'm also thinking it's the crop. can you post a picture?
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom