Help on baby chicks feet

buckoboy98

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Hello need advice to correct baby chicks feet eating and drinking fine but when go outside stumble
 

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FloorCandy

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Is the issue that she’s knock kneed? Meaning her hocks are angled in toward each other. If so, it could be a valgus deformity. You can look up Varys(sp?)/valgus deformity in chickens and see some pics to see if it matches up so far. If so, it can often have nutritional causes, and I’m sure you can search BYC for some supplement recommendations, as I’m not certain exactly what is lacking.
 

Swbertrand1

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What is the issue with the chick's feet? You said there was a problem, but it's not described with any detail. Many chick feet problems can be corrected as they're so young and the bones haven't fully hardened.

Splayed leg, slipped tendons, toes that don't point correctly, etc can be helped. Add the details, and you'll likely get the information you need to help your baby.
 

buckoboy98

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Nov 18, 2020
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What is the issue with the chick's feet? You said there was a problem, but it's not described with any detail. Many chick feet problems can be corrected as they're so young and the bones haven't fully hardened.

Splayed leg, slipped tendons, toes that don't point correctly, etc can be helped. Add the details, and you'll likely get the information you need to help your baby.
the left leg bowing out and not straight like rest of flock mates
 

Eggcessive

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Could you post another picture of the chick standing on a level surface from the front? It does sound like a possible leg bone deformity in the one leg, possibly varus or valgus deformity. Varus in both legs may appear as bowlegged, while valgus deformity can look like knock kneed. These leg bone deformities can occur in one leg or both.
 

Swbertrand1

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How old is the chick in question - looks to be about 4-6 weeks from the photo?

What are they all eating and drinking daily? Are they getting any electrolytes and/or vitamins as part of their daily nutritional intake?

What sort of material do they have to walk on? Slippery, solid surfaces are a nightmare for chicks as they need traction from day 1 to build their leg muscles.

Are they living in a brooder? How often do they go outside, and what do they do when there?
 

buckoboy98

In the Brooder
Nov 18, 2020
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How old is the chick in question - looks to be about 4-6 weeks from the photo?

What are they all eating and drinking daily? Are they getting any electrolytes and/or vitamins as part of their daily nutritional intake?

What sort of material do they have to walk on? Slippery, solid surfaces are a nightmare for chicks as they need traction from day 1 to build their leg muscles.

Are they living in a brooder? How often do they go outside, and what do they do when there?
4 week old They eat naturewise chick starter vitamin electrolytes and take outside everyday and in coop let them out to stretch legs
 

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