My baby chick has a damaged leg.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vlehrer, May 20, 2012.

  1. vlehrer

    vlehrer Hatching

    May 13, 2012
    This morning i could not find one of my 3 baby chicks. They are about 1 week old. several hours later i found her bundled up in the hey with a damaged leg. i took her out and put her in a basket. she is eating and drinking, very responsive, but her leg is tucked under her and it looks like there may have been skin broken. the mom tried to peck her, is it possible for her to heal/ what should i do?
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    It is most likely possible to heal, but please describe the injury in more detail.
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

    Mar 29, 2011
    It would help if you could post a picture. Try to keep her hydrated, and feed her if you have to.
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    We had an accident with a chick a few weeks ago. Her leg got crushed. My DH bandaged it and we just left the bandage on for awhile, made sure she ate and drank and sort-of kept up with her mom. She's fine now. Still walks with a bit of a limp, but she healed up nicely.

    Please do post a pic, so we can advice you with your one.

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