hi, i'm new to being a chick mum

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by angie271166, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. angie271166

    angie271166 New Egg

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    please could i get a little advice, one of my pullets does not walk very well, she looks bowlegged and i have to lift her in and out of the coop, will she be ok, she is eating and drinking fine, she was like this when i purchased her, but did not realise tilli got her home
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and [​IMG]

    If you check this link, it should help with providing you with some answers and it has some questions which, if you can answer them to the best of your ability, will help people try to diagnose what's wrong and how to fix it.
    Quote: Best wishes.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan - good luck with your hen.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Sounds like a genetic issue if she is healthy in all other ways. How old is she? If she continues to be perfectly fine with no other health issues, then it is no doubt genetic and there is little you can do about it. Lots of people here on BYC have physically challenged birds. Some build special coops, ladders and areas for these birds. Some people even bring these birds in the house as house pets since they just can't thrive well enough outside.

    Good luck with your baby and enjoy BYC!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you could post photos of her showing her condition maybe we could come up with some suggestions for handling it.
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you in the flock [​IMG]




    You are getting a lot of good advice today [​IMG]
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. Welcome to BYC from Riverside California. [​IMG]
     
  9. angie271166

    angie271166 New Egg

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    hi and thankyou to all for welcoming me. I really appreciate ypur advice. I'll try to take pictures tomorrow of her legs. .... Angie
     

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