Month old Silkie chick suddenly cant walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kfchickenlady, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    N.Calif.
    Help! One of my month old silkie chicks suddenly is walking with its feet curled inwards, as far as they will go. I suspect something is wrong with one of its legs because it wont put a lot of weight on it and the hock joint is bigger than the other. I cant figure out why both feet are involved??? Other than that, it zooms around with the others. They are on med. chick starter. so I wasnt thinking it was nutritional. Any ideas?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Try giving them electrolytes in their water. Silkies are weird like that. It's always something with the silkies...[​IMG]
     
  3. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    N.Calif.
    Quote:youre not kidding! Cant help it, Im addicted to their little selves. Im going to give them something in case they are lacking in vitamins or minerals...thanks!
     

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