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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by abcr, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. abcr

    abcr Out Of The Brooder

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    Help like now my 10 week old chick has a limp what vitamins can i give her
     
  2. BantamLover21

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    Before assuming it is a vitamin deficiency, you should eliminate other possiblities. First of all, do you know if she was vaccinated for Marek's disease? Where did you get her from? I would also check her legs/feet for any swelling, redness, cuts, or odd appearance (which might signify a break). If possible, isolate her away from the other chicks, too.

    Test whether she can move both legs as well. Push into the pad of each foot; she should curl her toes. Move the legs up and down to test for any stiffness and see if she reacts. If it appears that she can move her legs, but one or both legs are just weak, then we can consider vitamin treatment.

    A good vitamin supplement to use is Polyvisol (without Iron) made for babies. You can also purchase some B and D vitamin supplements made for humans. Those are some of the more important vitamins.
     
  3. tkodad

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    Well said bantamlover it's sounds like good advice
    Again , I've learned something new today
    I don't need it now but knowledge before
    Is always better thanks bantamlover and thanks
    BYC !
     
  4. abcr

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    I just noticed on leg is thinner than the other and only on foot held on to my finger
     
  5. abcr

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    Please help
     
  6. tkodad

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    So the thinner leg has better grip mabee
    Leg injury?on fatter leg(swelling) If so a splint can be made with self
    Cling ace bandage material specially designed
    For animals like for wrapping the ankle of a horse
    It's available at tractor supply or at your local grain store
    Hope it helps
     
  7. abcr

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    No the fatter leg held on
     
  8. tkodad

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    Sorry I'm learning my way through this chicken
    Stuff too... I would refer back to bantamlover's
    Post he or she sounds chicken educated lol
    Good luck wish I could be more help
     
  9. abcr

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    I have notice a thin leg the one she pulls along bantamlover help me please
     
  10. BantamLover21

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    When did you first notice the limp? Your chick could have some sort of deformity which is causing this thick/thin leg problem. In that case, there isn't much you can do to solve the problem, though your chick might still be able to lead a normal life. There are lots of chickens which have a deformed or missing legs and still manage to live happy egg-laying lives. Is it possible that you could post a photo?
     

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