Given 2 Pheasant chicks with bowed legs, one Red Gold & One Lady A....

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by chickenzoo, May 19, 2009.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    What would be the best to give them. They were on chick starter, which I have always given my own, but the guys are developing crooked legs or weak knees. They are about 2-3 weeks old and get around but you can tell it is more difficult. I put some Poultry vitamins in the water but what else should be done?
     
  2. GRG

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    Give them doses of vitamin B.I had a peacock that developed weak legs, found this remedy on the UPA website,it worked wonders.I think it should work for pheasants.Get a B complex vitamin,the same thing you would use yourself.The B vitamins are water souluable so you can't over dose.I dissolved the tablet in water and soaked dry dog food(which the peafowl love)I gave him two doses a day until he started to act better,he was so bad he couldn't walk or even stand for long,it took a few weeks but he is normal now.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have liquid B -12, with Vitamin K in it, would that be ok? It is a ROOSTER BOOSTER product made for fowl.
     
  4. GRG

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    I am not familiar with that product,I used a B complex that contained all the different B vitamins,it was made for humans.
     
  5. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi I would put them on a good game bird starter, maybe thats what you have them on, but it only said chick starter I'm assuming you meant chicken chick starter.... game starter is higher in protein but there are other essential ingredients in there that pheasants need as well.

    It may be attributed to genetic defects or bad incubation or even old eggs can have those effects on chicks, more than likely no vit supplement will help in the end if from any of these factors..
    you can surly try and maybe just maybe they will straighten out and strengthen in time.. I'm hoping the best for them.. [​IMG]

    ~Wilds~
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2009
  6. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I was going to suggest something along the same line here.
    Higher protein on these wild type birds is a near must for their development, usually it's hard to get them back once a leg or toe problem arises, from any of the possilbe causes WILDS mentioned.
     

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