disabled chick??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by alisan, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. alisan

    alisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a chick that has a somewhat contracted leg. She eats pecks at ground and gets around OK. But she can't roost or scratch. Also she's half the size of the other silkies at 5 weeks? Will she be OK to go to coop later?
     
  2. StickyChicky

    StickyChicky Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the leg swollen? If so, it may be a slipped achilles tendon. Otherwise, it probably has a splayed leg. There is lots of info in Backyard Chickens and on You Tube about how to splint a splayed leg. If she's 5 weeks old - it may be too late to fix completely, but you may be able to help her improve a little bit. Hope that helps direct your research!
     
  3. alisan

    alisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no the leg was never swollen. She seems to be doing better since I got her outside and out of brooder?? I'm still doing range of motion exercises on it.
     

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