HELP ME PLEASE cicks toes curled up UPDATE PG 2

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickabator, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    My delaware chick when we went to feed this evening that was in the brooder both of her feet are curled up and she is walking on what would be her ankles (where her feet meet her legs) we brought her in the house and put her in isolation in another brooder we have in my living room. she is eating and drinking water with vitamins in it. she is 4 weeks old going on 5 weeks does anyone know what is going on with my baby. I have antibiotics if needed. I have tylan 50 injectable, duramacyn water soluable, and sulmet. please I don't want to loose another chick. I just lost 2 2 weeks ago that went lame and could not walk 1 white laced cornish and 1 barred rock. the cornish died on its own the barred rock dh put down Please any help would be great
    thanks
    cathy
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
  2. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture it hard to tell with out one.
     
  3. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    here is what her feet look like
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  4. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    4 weeks old is OLD to suddenly develop this. Start giving her some vitamins in water. I don't know what else to suggest, I have used the cardboard and bandaid on chicks but never at this age.
     
  6. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    they were not like this yesterday. she was fine up and walking all over the brooder now today she can't walk she just lays and when she does try to walk it is on the sides of her feet
     
  7. Gallus_domesticus

    Gallus_domesticus Out Of The Brooder

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    Could this be curled-toe paralysis from a riboflavin deficiency?
     
  8. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    I don't know , she is eating real good and drinking vitamin water. how could I add more riboflavin to her diet? she is on chick starter still like she is suppose to be.
     
  9. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    I would start her on Poly-Vi-Sol and feed her scrambled egg and other fruits, veggies, and meats to supplement her diet of chick starter. She could very well be suffering from a vitamin deficiency. In the natural, chickens free range and forage and eat everything they can find including lots of bugs, slugs and other meat protein. Dice up some lunch meat like ham or turkey and feed her that as well.
     
  10. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    I put vitamin and electrolites in her water this afternoon I will go to walmart tomorrow and try to find the poly-visol
     

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