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help needed....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AleRi8, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. AleRi8

    AleRi8 New Egg

    Dec 5, 2011
    chicks are meant to walk within a day or two right ?!?! i have a 2 day old chick that is not using it's feet but using it joint to walk were it bends it to lay down ( not sure of the name ) [​IMG] any ideas ?!?!

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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  3. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2008
    There are a number of things that could cause this. The Poultry Podiatry page on my website linked in my sig has info on treatment for many leg problems, and you can look for solutions there.

    SO GLAD you noticed it this early!!! You may have a good chance of this chick being able to recover if you start treatment right away.

    Best wishes!
  4. AleRi8

    AleRi8 New Egg

    Dec 5, 2011
    lol i think so the left leg sticks out a little bit
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sounds like splayed leg.

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