Injured Chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lucky Chicks, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Lucky Chicks

    Lucky Chicks New Egg

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    Hi I just joined BYC. We have 8 old girls that are not laying too many eggs anymore, so we got 4- 16 week old chicks on Thursday to supplement the egg supply. The farmer who sold them to us was very rough with the chicks and picked each up by a wing and flung them into our cage. When we got home we realized one of them couldn't stand. We have kept her isolated and are feeding her greens, water and mash and checking her regularly. Today we noticed one of her ankles? is very swollen and she can't put weight on it. Is it broken or sprained? What should we do? Would taping it up help. She's not eating very much. Any suggestions welcome. Lucky Chicks
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    I'm sorry to hear about your injured chick! [​IMG]I would post in the Emergencies section for some good help.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your new pullet is OK.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What an awful person, glad you got some chicks away from him. He should be reported for animal cruelty. Hope your chick will be okay.
     
  7. Lucky Chicks

    Lucky Chicks New Egg

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    As a follow up to my post about my injured chick, after 15 days of isolation she is now able to stand slightly on the injured foot and has joined the rest of the girls . We let the others out to free range all afternoon and she stays in the coop. She seems very contented and hops around. Each day she adds more weight. The swelling has gone and it looks to be all good. Thanks for all the concern.
     

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