My chick can't walk.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cole74, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. cole74

    cole74 Just Hatched

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    I walked into the garage today and checked the brooder box finding one of my week old chicks not able to walk, i moved her into a separate brooder and i think she has a broken,sprained or dislocated left leg/foot.. Any suggestions on what to do for the poor little chick.
     
  2. Abby32922

    Abby32922 Out Of The Brooder

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    Awww, poor baby. Can you post a pic? I saw on a vet TV show when a duck got a hurt foot the doc bandaged the poor duck's leg to its side. But I wouldn't do that without veterinary knowledge. I'm praying! [​IMG]
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    If you're sure it's a leg injury, not a reaction to vitamin deficiency, the best way to heal it is to rig a chicken hammock. For a chick, it's as simple as stretching an old wash cloth over a frame and cutting two holes in the center for the legs to hang down. This creates "traction" so the legs are in proper position for the injury to heal.

    Use the BYC search feature at the top of the page to find photos and more information.

    If you aren't sure what's causing the chick not to be able to walk, I recommend posting on the Emergencies forum.
     
  4. cole74

    cole74 Just Hatched

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    Yea, im not sure whats causing her immobility but she's at least able to hop around to the food water and heat lamp.
     
  5. Abby32922

    Abby32922 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you post a pic of it and it's foot? I had a duck that hurt his foot and I just let him go about with his business and he was fine.
     
  6. cole74

    cole74 Just Hatched

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    if i was good with technology and knew how to i totally would
     
  7. Abby32922

    Abby32922 Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol ok
     
  8. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Do you own a digital camera? If you do, I can talk you through it and have you posting photos here by the weekend.
     

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