Eleven day old chick won't put weight on leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by adswells, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. adswells

    adswells New Egg

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    One of my Eleven day old chicks does not want to put weight on her right leg. She was perfectly healthy (I think) until a couple of days ago. She can stand on both legs but puts little or no weight on her right foot. She mostly hops. She can move her toes and curls them around my finger. She sleeps with it curled under her or with it stuck out to the back. She rests it a lot ( of course), but has no trouble eating and drinking. This is my first set of chicks to raise from tiny babies and she is 1 of 6 left from the 27 that arrived last Friday. Needless to say I am definitely attached and would appreciate any advice! Thank you!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. adswells

    adswells New Egg

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    Thanks, I think I'm going to try bandaiding her legs today.
     
  4. adswells

    adswells New Egg

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    Thanks for all your help. She is doing fine now!
     

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