Limping Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by puddlejumper, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. puddlejumper

    puddlejumper Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chick who is around 11-12 weeks old and has developed a limp. I've checked for a wound and can't see anything. My three new chickens free range during the day and are in a rabbit cage, covered with a tarp and up on a table at night. She seems to be leaning, but I think maybe that's cuz it hurts for her to bear weight on her foot. My neighbor, who also has chickens, said that there is a disease with symptoms like this. I was hoping that sometimes they just get hurt and need time to heal. When should I become concerned that it could be more than that?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Keep an eye on the feet for something to develop. Could have caught a toe or a nail in the wire?
     
  3. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pay attention to how she limps. Is she limping b/c of foot or leg or thigh? If she puts her whole foot down she might have just bruised her thigh. I had a pullet that age that limped for about 1 month b/f she got better. I made sure she was able to eat and drink b/c she wanted to lay around alot and the others would run her off from the food. She is fine now.
     

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