HELP! Please respond! LAME chick!

skgleason

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 6, 2013
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I dont know what happened! My chick is about 3, maybe 4 weeks old and she has just recently developed a problem with her leg! It's not broken because it has full range of motion and nothing looks wrong from the outside. But she can't control it or really walk on it. She tries to put pressure on it when she is walking and it shakes and gives out so she limps along barely using is until she collapses. It seems like a soft tissue injury or something. Help! What happened??? What should/can I do!?!
 

DuckiesGarden

Songster
7 Years
Nov 20, 2012
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Indiana
My Coop
My Coop
If there isn't any kind of obvious injury(open wound or sore, protruding bumps, etc.) maybe it's just a sprain?? could it have slipped or gotten caught up? Maybe just try to keep it warm and make sure it keeps eating, drinking and pooing like it should. I don't know if you can wrap a chicks leg (to help give it some extra support) I wrapped the leg of one of my larger chickens when she sprained it and she walked awkward but it seemed to help hold her up til it got better. good luck!
 

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