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Help my baby chicks leg is purple and swollen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hannahloveshens, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Hannahloveshens

    Hannahloveshens Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday morning I went down to my chicks and my porcelain booted bantam chick was limping I picked her up and examined her and one of her legs on the joint is swollen and purple, I think it is badly bruised but not sure she is eating and drinking but keeping her foot up by her stomach she can move it and clenches her foot around my finger when I put it near, I have separated her and have been bathing her leg in Epsom salts, we cannot take her to the vet as there is no poultry vets for miles what should I do ! The swelling is quite hard but she doesn't bother when I touch it many thanks hannahloveshens :)
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear about your chicks injured leg :hugs For now I would seperate her with some food and water so she has chance to rest the bad the leg. Could she have got it caught in anything? It could be a sprain or strain of the leg. Post in the emergencies injury and cure section of the forum for further help with her. Here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures Give as much detail as you can and pics are always helpful in cases like these.

    Good luck with her and I hope you can get her back to full health soon :frow
     
  3. Hannahloveshens

    Hannahloveshens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I think she may have fallen off the perch and landed funny I will go and post it in emergencies thank you so much :D
     
  4. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 on post in the Emergencies forum, hope your chick is OK.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    I'm sorry to hear about your injured chick! [​IMG]I hope the Emergencies people can help you out.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Best of luck with your little chick![​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope the ER folks will be able to suggest successful treatment.
     

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