Hello everyone leg hip question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 07butler, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. 07butler

    07butler Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2017
    I have a 6 week old chick who's leg is turning inwards I've tried a splint for a day it still turned it in even with it on. Would a hobble work better? These are the first chicks I've ever had. I have 2 inside separated by wire right now since one is hurt but so they can see each other and not get lonely. My little boy is so upset cause his dad said kill it. I'm going to try to help it but am a little lost as what to do. It gets medicated chick starter, the stuff in it's water, bunch of shavings in box also I'm confused as to what might have happened. My little boy doesn't hold them either he only pets when I'm holding them. Please help me [​IMG]
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
    Welcome to BYC! You may want to post in the emergencies section for more help.
    Also, at six weeks, that's a little rooster.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Agree. Generally with foot, leg problems - they need to be addressed as soon as they show up. This chick, I think ,would have been better hobbled but, of course I can only see a photo and not examine him - same for the E/R folks. Is it possible you could post a video of him moving, so they can access where the problem lies, hip, or further down the leg/foot.

    Looks like his leg twists to the outside. Your husband makes things worse - with his comment about killing it. Your son doesn't need to grow up thinking if anything is wrong with him, he will be killed. Children are very impressionable.

    Foot, leg problems can take longer than a day or two to start improving.
  4. 07butler

    07butler Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2017

    Yes im beginning to understand chickens a little but still learning, yes I've explained to my husband he came just blert things out he's not old enough to understand things yet. I however am an animal lover I want to help as much as possible but don't want it suffering. I didn't think I'd like chickens but have gotten very attached thanks for the help I will post in emergency and see what I can do
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator

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