leg is wrong. Please help!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ginbart, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Hello, I had RIR's born on Easter. Well today I noticed when one of them was laying down it had its leg out to the side. But when it got up it seemed ok. Today I took it out and had it walk. It doesn't do it to good. What can I do??? And please don't tell me to put it down. I will not do that. THANK you for your help. Ginger
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Does the leg appear to be paralyzed? Is it kind of sticking out to the side or behind? Does the bird look otherwise well? Is it the left or right side (I ask that because Mareks, also known as range paralysis, usually starts on the left side).
     
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  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    It's on the right side. It does put a little weight on it. It can put it under him. Yes it does look otherwise well. It's a barn yard mix so I don't know what kind of chick it is.
     
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Maybe it's a vitamin deficiency or something. I don't know a lot about that. Do a search and check old postings.
     
  5. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could it have one spraddle leg? Search on spraddle leg.
     
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:Thanks OK I found IT THANK YOU. sorry not yelling.
     
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  7. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you're welcome [​IMG]

    Hope your baby feels better soon.
     

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