How to treat a Baby chick with a bad leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Machoo, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Machoo

    Machoo New Egg

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    Just yesterday day I went and looked in the big container with all the baby chicks I noticed one with its head stuck in the feeding trough, thinking it was dead I pulled it out and found out it was alive but know doesn't walk on one of her legs and just curls her toes and kinda pushes with it. I have separated her and given all the water and food she needs and she eats and drinks but just can't walk well. I was wonder what I can do to get her better and also what it may be that is causing this, please help
     
  2. gruffy

    gruffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm was the little one walking before this?
    We had a Cornish roaster with a twisted leg that we rescued. If the leg starts twisting behind him I would brace it or use medical wraps to hold it normally. But if he's just fresh out of the egg and no injuries I wouldn't be too concerned most problems clear up within the first few days.
    Could you post pics of the leg?
     
  3. gruffy

    gruffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Garden Hen-Splayed legs repair:
    I think this may help better actually if this is what she's doing
     

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