Finally took the plunge! However one of my new chicks is lame.

HankHarpoon

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 24, 2014
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0
7
Hello everyone! I finally took the plunge and bought 3 chicks who are happily exploring their new home in my garage whilst I build them a coop. Quick question though, one of the three has a lame leg, it just hangs here almost upside down (claw up). She seems to be able to hop around alright though and is feeding herself. I have put in a wooden path from under the light to the food and water that she uses. However I am trying to figure out what she has, the person at the farm supply store said it was not a break, which seems right, and that its just something that happens if there is too slick a surface when they hatch and "one leg just gets splayed out like that". Anyone have any experience here? Should I be doing more? Any Ideas what it could be?
 

red horse ranch

Crowing
6 Years
Jan 24, 2014
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Buffalo Wyoming
Hello everyone! I finally took the plunge and bought 3 chicks who are happily exploring their new home in my garage whilst I build them a coop. Quick question though, one of the three has a lame leg, it just hangs here almost upside down (claw up). She seems to be able to hop around alright though and is feeding herself. I have put in a wooden path from under the light to the food and water that she uses. However I am trying to figure out what she has, the person at the farm supply store said it was not a break, which seems right, and that its just something that happens if there is too slick a surface when they hatch and "one leg just gets splayed out like that". Anyone have any experience here? Should I be doing more? Any Ideas what it could be?
Do a search for splayed leg. If the chick isn't too old you may be able to correct it.
 

gunnysmom611

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 22, 2014
43
3
24
louisville, ky
I just read in another thread someone had a chick with toes curled under and someone suggested they feed smashed peeled hardboiled egg and she reported some improvement...im no expert but it couldnt hurt to try.
 

3riverschick

Poultry Lit Chaser
10 Years
May 19, 2009
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