Injured leg? In chick?!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Semper, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Semper

    Semper Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2015
    One of my chicks has a hurt leg, she will walk on it, and perch with it but she lays down a lot of rests on her other leg if standing. I can't see anything wrong and she will push off with it. She hasn't been using it much for the past four days and she's been sleeping all she can but is eating and drinking. [​IMG]
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jun 23, 2015
    It could just be a sprain or strain.

    Are there small cuts that could be infected?
    Is it swollen or warm to the touch?
    Could it be a tendon problem?
    Is she showing any signs of paralysis?
    Could it be a vitamin deficiency?
    Is it a deformity?

    I hope she gets better soon. Best of luck! [​IMG]
  3. Semper

    Semper Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2015
    I don't see any cuts! It's not warm or swollen. I don't think it's the tendon and she will move it out some weight on it and clutch my finger with it. I've given her 1 drop twice of nitri drench(i believe thats what it's called) and her legs look normal!

    We were thinking it's a strain or something..
  4. luvussomechicks

    luvussomechicks Out Of The Brooder

    May 11, 2012
    Mine is swollen. It was injured in the chicken wire. How long in the splint, she's 2 days old?

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