HELP...please 3 day old not able to stand

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hunneebee550, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. hunneebee550

    hunneebee550 Hatching

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    This poor 3 day old chick cannot stand, we just started giving her water and vitamins by dropper, she is only happy when held. , any advice????

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    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010
  2. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Songster

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    It looks like she might have curled toes [​IMG] Although, I'm just a newbie [​IMG]
    When she tries to stand is it her legs or toes that are affected?
     
  3. hunneebee550

    hunneebee550 Hatching

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    Her toes, she puts all her weight on her back part of the legs, she can spread her toes, but not bare weight on them...any ideas on helping etc?
     
  4. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Songster

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    Okay okay, I'm not sure it's curled toes, but if it is, you need to make toe splints! Here;s another thread about this: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=72885

    You
    can make simple toe splints with a band-aid, or pipe cleaner with tape wrapped around it.
    Here's another idea: http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Orps/BkOrpChik.JPEG
    And
    another thing about curled toes: http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKRaisingChicks.html
    Scroll
    about halfway down on that last link I gave

    It would help tough if an expert had their opinion on this! [​IMG]
     
  5. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster

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    ***ASAP***, I would put one Chick Shoe plus Leg Hobbles on your chick (There are directions on the webpage linked in my signature line below.) You will need to change them every day or 2, but do not leave them off for any amount of time. Your chick will need to wear a shoe probably 3-7 days, and wear hobbles at least 6-8 days.

    Also be sure of good flooring.

    A Chick Doughnut would probably be helpful, too.

    Good for you, spotting this so quickly and seeking to help [​IMG] This young, your chick may have a real chance for its problem to be corrected [​IMG]
     

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