Injured chick?


In the Brooder
10 Years
Jul 12, 2009
Tillamook, Oregon
I have a 2 week old salmon faverolle that is not doing well. Of course i went out of my way to acquire this one. Seems like your favorites are always the first to go... Anyway, she has always been a little bit smaller than the others, sleeps more, huddles under the light, etc. I have been coming to terms with the fact that it may be a failure to thrive situation, but yesterday when i picked her up i found that one leg is swollen at the knee. She isn't putting weight on that leg and that is contributing to her reduced movement and food consumption. I suspect that this underlying issue has been present the whole time but has gotten worse and more obvious. I don't know if it is an injury or an infection. I would be willing to try separating and dosing with an antibiotic but don't know where to begin on that. It may be too late but i thought someone here might have an idea. thanks,

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