Is my chick ok?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FarmFam6, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. FarmFam6

    FarmFam6 Just Hatched

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    One of my chicks has hatched and it is beautiful but one of its legs seems to not be working and it looks like it has a scratch on the knee, what should i do?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    does the leg hurt when you gently move it? can the chick move the leg on it's own? also clean the scratch and isolate the chick as the other chicks will peck at blood and make it worse
     
  3. FarmFam6

    FarmFam6 Just Hatched

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    The chick does seem to be hurt when i gently touch it and it can move the top part but it cant move its foot or the leg above the foot. Do you want pictures?
     
  4. jalovestar

    jalovestar Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you send a picture?
     
  5. FarmFam6

    FarmFam6 Just Hatched

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    Yes, here they are, can you tell me what i should do? That one leg doesn't work but its perfectly fine everywhere else.
     
  6. FarmFam6

    FarmFam6 Just Hatched

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    Please anyone, the chick is dying.
     
  7. emmarouth17

    emmarouth17 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so sorry will your chick eat and drink?
     
  8. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the leg is something that happened during development, do you think? I wonder if he might have other issues going on too. I believe you could put a boot on the foot to help correct it but that might not be the biggest problem. :(
     
  9. FarmFam6

    FarmFam6 Just Hatched

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    Dont worry, hes dead. Thanks for the help though.
     
  10. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry for your loss.
     

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