Foot problems with new chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PowerMom, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. PowerMom

    PowerMom Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Hey everyone....need some help with a young chick. [​IMG] She has a swollen, sometimes cold, foot that she sometimes pecks at. She is eating and drinking well, plays with the other chicks, and hops onto my hand when I put it in her area. [​IMG] What could cause the inflamation and how do I care for it? [​IMG] ALL suggestions or advice is VERY welcome. Thanks.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Decreased circulation to the limb. It will either resolve itself or not. You could try massaging the foot to help move the excess fluid back towards the heart, but if the problem is caused by a blood clot in the leg then there is the risk of moving that clot towards the heart with massage. That's about all you can do, and that carries a risk of worsening the problem.

    Sorry. Good luck.
     
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would even try some Bag Balm for cracked, dry legs or cracked or dry skin to help move fluids into the legs
     
  4. PowerMom

    PowerMom Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Thanks for the help.......trying the massage thing, as it seemed to help a little last night. She's still eating and drinking and playing like the others. [​IMG] If she's doing better, I thank you greatly. [​IMG] I'll let you know if she doesn't make it. Michelle
     
  5. PowerMom

    PowerMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Update on Funky Chick[​IMG]..........Peggy gave it a valiant try, but passed away on Friday. [​IMG]She was doing better, even standing on the weird leg( it was broken BTW) and was joined in death by her pal Rosie the same day. [​IMG] Both were rather puny and just couldn't handle this life. They are now playing happily in the forever fields, I believe. [​IMG]
     

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