Ill Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vicegrip, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. vicegrip

    vicegrip Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife and I purchased 18 chicks yesterday. They all look good except for one she looks like she has splayed leg in just one leg. She can’t get up to eat or drink. We hand feed her worms yesterday but to day she wont eat. She is just laying there on her side.. I have tried the band aid trick today. She is now starting to breathe a little slower than yesterday. Can some one help?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    if it is twisting from the hip then it is splaid leg and is not fixable with a splint. If the other leg does not go then the chicken can survive but it is not the greatest life since they tend to get sores from being on their belly so much and also will get picked on by the other birds.

    I kept one like that who was fine otherwise and found it a good home as an indoor pet chicken (bantam size)

    if you cant care for a special chicken then it would be best to cull it, if the other leg goes (which it sometimes can and the vet said usually with in the first month it will happen if it is going to) then you will have to cull.

    Sorry it is never an easy decision.
     
  3. vicegrip

    vicegrip Out Of The Brooder

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    We finally got her to drink some water and eat a couple grains of feed. I think her right leg mite hurt so she can’t use it maybe. We will keep trying as long as she’s chirping and vibrant like she is. I think earlier she was just tired so she was napping. It takes a lot out of a little one when there injured.

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  4. vicegrip

    vicegrip Out Of The Brooder

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    Bad news she didn’t make it. Last night about 9:00 she stopped breathing. She put up a good fight.


    Thanks to all you BYC members for all your help
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009

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