Fat chick with wide set legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bkjerabek, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Bkjerabek

    Bkjerabek New Egg

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    [​IMG] I've just noticed that one of my two week old chicks has legs that are set wide, as in more on her side then under her. The others have their legs set under them. She seems to be so swollen all under her from front to back. She is eating and drinking but doesn't look right. Anyone have any ideas? Ill or birth problem that can not be fixed. Thx.
    <a href="http://s528.photobucket.com/albums/dd326/bkjerabek/?action=view&current=DSCN0373.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd326/bkjerabek/DSCN0373.jpg" border="0" alt="Fat chick center"></a>
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If it eats and drinks, it should be fine. The chick isn't a cornish x which was my first thought, so just leave it be. If he could not walk, I'd suggest treating the legs like "splayed legs",
     
  3. Bkjerabek

    Bkjerabek New Egg

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    It is an Easter Egg chicken, can't think of the proper name off the top, so I expected her to be bigger than my banties but ouch. When I hold her she feels big and tight mostly in the back. I'll look up splayed eggs. Thank you so much for replying.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Big and tight? Have you seen if it's been pooping? I didn't see pasty butt in the pic but it's just something to monitor. Could be an internal obstruction.

    Remember all, Family and CHILD friendly!


    Cleaned it up. [​IMG]
     
  5. geoaware

    geoaware Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry...i wish u luck finding advice:)
     
  6. Bkjerabek

    Bkjerabek New Egg

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    She is pooping fine. I watched forever to check. Just so full feeling and tight.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, vs bantams, standards are chunkier! Just keep an eye on her and I bet she'll be fine.
     

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