Limping chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Repecka, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Repecka

    Repecka New Egg

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    Hi there - I have a 5 week old frizzled polish chick who I noticed yesterday had a bit of a limp - the other 4 chicks ( 2 silkies, a polish and a silver Wyandotte ) seemed fine with her until this morning when I found them stomping on her!!!! she now seems really unwell with no energy etc- I am just waiting for the vet to call - not sure why she was limping but it's a lot worse today - cant find anything sticking into her or broken bones etc - probably a pulled muscle. Hopefully the vet can do something and get her back to normal! Should I have isolated her straight away??
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG]
    Yes, I'd isolate her right away to keep her from being bullied again.
    Has she eaten anything lately?
     
  3. Repecka

    Repecka New Egg

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    She's not eating or drinking anything now - she drank a little 2 hrs ago. She's just nodding off constantly - I have her wrapped up in a little blanket holding her just waiting for the vet- we only got the chicks at Christmas and everyones really attached to her!!
     
  4. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Is she under a heat lamp? It's hard to say what could be wrong.....is the vet on the way?
    I'd try and get her to drink some water with electrolytes/vitamins in it.
     
  5. ChickyChickens

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  6. Repecka

    Repecka New Egg

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    She's perked up a lot now- vet gave her some pain relief ( think it was just children's Panadol !!) And only cost $154!!!!! Will just keep her isolated until she's better- had to remove the other Polish as I noticed the warrandyte pecking it! Who knew hens could be such bullies!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Poor baby, I hope she is on the road to full recovery. [​IMG] I never realized chickens were so blood thirsty till I started reading all the posts.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    So sorry about your chick![​IMG] Defiantly keep her warm and hydrated.
     
  9. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    So glad she's doing better!!!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry about your chick! [​IMG] Good luck with her!
     

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