Help... New mom of 7 baby chicks

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

  1. Chickwattitude

    Chickwattitude New Egg

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    I bought 7 baby chicks on March 20th. All are doing great except for one. She seems to be a Frizzle and has not grown very much at all. She has some feathers but still alot of fuzz. She doesnt seem as alert and I just now noticed that her left foot pad is extremely swolen. She normally stays off to herself. My other chickens which are bantams are twice as big but when i bought them they were all the same size. Any suggestions as to what may be going on ??

    Thank you
     
  2. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks rarely get bumblefoot, but it does happen. Check the swoolen pad and see if there is a hard, white spot in it. If so, you should surgically remove it so the pus can drain. Put antibiotic salve on it for a few days, and it should heal up.
     
  3. Chickwattitude

    Chickwattitude New Egg

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    [​IMG] thank you .... ill try that and see how it works
     

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