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Do Sicilian Buttercups have leg or lameness problems?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenCanoe, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I have 50 five week old chicks, 17 different varieties, 3 are Sicilian Buttercups. All seem healthy, many are flying but all 3 Buttercups are lame. With so many moving in and out of the brooder and to forage I just noticed that one of the birds was small and was just sitting by the feeder. 3 days ago I thought it was just one which did most of the sitting, I isolated it so it didn't have to compete for food and water. It can move around but without standing. Today I found another doing the same so the first has a mate, I realized they were both Buttercups. Later I took a turtles eye view of the fledgeling flock and noticed one that looked like slipped tendon, other leg fine. It is the third Buttercup.
    The flock were raised under the following conditions.
    They have always been on pine shavings, the first week burlap over the shavings and the first 2 days paper towels over the burlap. None have ever been vaccinated or medicated.
    Always dechlorinated water with 1 tbsp per gallon of organic ACV, with agave nectar added the first week.
    Only fed 20% Dumor starter grower since birth. Some egg yolk the first 2 days.
    I know Buttercups are a hot weather breed. The brooder is homemade 2'X4' just high enough to allow moving in and out.
    I started the two isolated birds on Durvet Vitamin and Electrolyte water and mixed yogurt and egg yolk with the food.
    Any ideas on the breed or prognosis?
    Thanks
     
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  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Thanks for the link. I just thought it was wierd that it was only the SBs.[​IMG]
    I had 25 Freedom Rangers 3 weeks older with no problems either.
     
  4. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    50 five weeks old? Or 50 five chicks?
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The thread is old so you might not get a response from the thread starter.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Just like it was written.
    50 chicks that were 5 weeks old
     
  7. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay.
     
  8. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya its old, it is from 2010.
     

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