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Injured chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tracyork, May 19, 2017.

  1. tracyork

    tracyork In the Brooder

    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,

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Hi @tracyork

    Sorry to have missed your post. How is your chick doing?

    Swelling at the knee could be from injury, slipped tendon or possibly an illness like Mycoplasma Synoviae.

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