Gimpy Leg

hitchiechicks

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 1, 2014
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I have a baby chick born Monday. She has a crippled leg. It's like she just can't straighten it. She is otherwise healthy. Any thoughts?
 

Weber Girls

In the Brooder
6 Years
Jan 19, 2014
44
5
36
I had a chick with a similar problem. Are you able to gently bend the leg? Or is the leg stiff? Is there any swelling? Are her toes curled under? Also, what type of surface is she on? If she has been on a slick surface with little grip, perhaps she fell and hurt her leg that way.

The problem could be a couple things.
It could be
1. she fell or hurt it herself
or
2. She has a neurological disorder
or
3. A vitamin deficiency

Also, is she shaking her head? A shaking head could be a sign of some sort of disorder.
 
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