HELP Injured day old chick!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by osukrazykate, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. osukrazykate

    osukrazykate Chillin' With My Peeps

    I picked up my chicks today and one has an injured leg and hobbles on the other leg. It seems swollen and a little bit of pus is coming out at the joint of the upper leg to the lower leg.

    I know this may be hard to see how it is swollen, but right at the joint and it holds this leg out to the side a little bit. [​IMG]
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    Does anybody have any suggestions of what I should do to help this little guy out?
     
  2. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    I sent you a PM.
     
  3. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Quote:I don't know what the pus could be from. You can clean this like you would any wound. Do not use products with the word "caine" in it.

    If your chick has a leg going out to the side than that is called spraddle leg. For info to help this problem click on to the search button on top of the page, type in spraddle leg. There is lots of helpful info for thi condition. You just have to be patienct{sp} It sometimes takes awhile to fix. Hope this helps.
     
  4. osukrazykate

    osukrazykate Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is true I am a little frantic, but when I was posting the message something was happening with my internet and I may just hit the submit button a couple of times. It kind of froze up weird for a few moments. Wasn't sure if I had actually hit the submit button. So I am going to see if I can treat for spraddle leg, but I am not sure since the joint is warm and some yellow pus comes out of that joint with slight pressure.
     
  5. osukrazykate

    osukrazykate Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I have spraddled the leg with the band aid trick and sat here with her for awhile and gave her some sugar water and a little bit of boiled egg smashed up. She seemed to drink the water when I dipped her beak into the water mixture and drink it. I also put some triple antibiotic ointment on her elbow, now that was a trick band aid and ointment. So she doesn't quit stand up yet with the bandage, but I put her in her own little container inside the brooder so she will stay warm over night and watched for awhile as I every once in a while gave her more water. While watching I did see her peck at the towel a few times like she thought there was some food, so I put a little bit of starter feed in and she did eat some of it here and there. However, I am still concerned about the elbow and only time is really going to be able to tell. So if anybody else knows what I should do to help this little one, please let me know!
     
  6. osukrazykate

    osukrazykate Chillin' With My Peeps

    I came home and this little chick had gone for its flight over the rainbow. She was really sweet too, wanted to be held otherwise complained if not held. [​IMG]
     

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