Limping Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by karenej, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. karenej

    karenej Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 27, 2016
    Northcentral Alabama
    I have a 5 week old Olive Egger chick that has started limping and laying down a lot. My 3 year old son says he stepped on it but I'm not sure if that's really what happened. He tends to say "Yes" to any question you ask him. I moved the limb and nothing appears to be broken, although I'm not a great anatomist. Both legs looked the same to me. Any ideas?
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Do you have a video?
    What does her poop look like?

    It's so hard to know the cause of limping/leg ailments.

    Is the chick still in a brooder or is she in a coop/run? Try limiting her activity for a few day - keeping her with the flock is best - a wire barrier in the brooder or kennel in the coop/run works well.

    Provide her with some poultry vitamins containing vitamin B2(Riboflavin) or you can crush a human B-Complex vitamin and add it to her chick starter.

    Keep us posted.

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