Help 2day chick not eating/ leg problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kevincao, May 23, 2010.

  1. kevincao

    kevincao Hatching

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    My chick has a crooked leg on the first day after incubation, the problems getting worse. hes not eating too. I dont have vitamins or crumbles. i only have an pack on parakeet food, mostly porso. hes getting better but thes dragging the leg more and using his wing instead. Any ideas? [​IMG]
     
  2. chickintexas

    chickintexas Songster

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    For starters, I would get chick feed asap. I seriously doubt that parakeet food would be able to provide everything that a new and very fast growing chick needs. Also, is it just the one leg it's dragging? If it was having issues with both legs, then I would say it has splayed leg which is very correctable by hobbling the chick. Maybe the chick's leg got hurt somehow?I would then try to limit it's movement as much as possible so it wouldn't make matters worse.

    Good luck.
     
  3. kevincao

    kevincao Hatching

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    well i think it started as splayed leg, i tried the trick with an bandaid the first day. it dosent look like its helping. Its still not eating, it only dirinks when i help it, its eyes are closed and it unusally opens.[​IMG] it never even tried to peck at the food.[​IMG] Ill try to post pictures when i learn how to post pics from my desktop.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2010

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