injured chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ctfeathers, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. ctfeathers

    ctfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything dietary that can cause a chick to limp? My daughter picked a single orpington chick, and it started limping. No marks on it, legs look normal. Naturally this happens to the only chick my 9 year old wanted. We have 17 wyandottes, and I would have even let her keep a roo if it was mistaken identify lol. But, no, she really liked this one. No one appears to be picking on her, she has full wing feathers and a few on her back ( she's a few days older) she seems bright, eyes clear, just "slow". And limping. Still jumps into the kiddos hand, though, - so perhaps 80% weight bearing? If there is something I could do, I will - its a nice chick, and pretty cool how affectionate it is.
     
  2. ctfeathers

    ctfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To clarify, the "slow" is in comparison to the wyandottes, who are hyper by comparison ;P she seems to be drinking and eating well.
     
  3. ctfeathers

    ctfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bumping this up, any suggestions appreciated. :)
     

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