HELP!!! chick problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GAChicken Chick, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. GAChicken Chick

    GAChicken Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Dec 30, 2012
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    I got 12 baby chicks form a breeder (NPIP certified breeder) the day before yesterday and the smallest one is extremely fussy. It screams all the time, and doesn't seem to be eating or drinking, just screaming. It's gotten worse the last 24 hrs or so, and this morning I noticed that one leg was much redder than the other.

    They are Lavender Orpingtons, so a grey leg with the foot being whitish pink. The rest of the chicks are fine. Now both feet are very red and look a bit puffy. What could be wrong? Im thinking this is just some kind of defect made during the hatching process, this is a big rare breeder and she has no idea. She hasn't had it happen with her chicks. Any suggestions?
     
  2. GAChicken Chick

    GAChicken Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yea and they were btwn 6-24 hours old when I picked them up, and this particular chick wasn't even fully dry yet when I brought them home
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    That is not anything I have seen before so not something I can help with. Hopefully someone else will come along who has some ideas.
     
  4. GAChicken Chick

    GAChicken Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    The lil peeper has died in its sleep. :'( Me and the breeder are thinking it was a birth defect, no other symptoms other than the red legs and seeming to be in pain. At least not in pain anymore
     

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