Limping chick, 6 days old

buttersbrood

In the Brooder
Oct 5, 2021
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Hi,
One of our new chicks, 6 days old today, started limping a little yesterday. This morning it is barely able to put weight on it. It's a very bad limp now.

It's been in a box, then in a nest under mum on the floor of a very small coop. Nowhere to fall down. I think it's joint may look a little red. It's not swollen and there's nothing else to see on its foot or leg.

Any tips or help? I'm a bit worried.

Thanks so much!
 

FoodFreedomNow

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You mentioned that there's no visible swelling...is that still the case? A slipped tendon would typically be accompanied by swelling, as would an injury like a sprain.

Photos and/or video would be helpful, too.
 

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