My chick can't walk.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cole74, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. cole74

    cole74 Just Hatched

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    Hey everybody i was told to come over into this thread. My 1 week old chick was perfectly fine then i walked in yesterday and found her unable to walk. It seems like somethings wrong with her left foot/leg. she can still hop over to her food and water but her immobility worries me. Any ideas on what to do.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Injuries can be very common, but vitamin deficiencies or leg bone deformities that cause a slipped tendon or ruptured hock tendon can be common as well. Is it possible to post a picture close-up of her standing? It might help to add some poultry vitamins to the chicks' water in case of a deficiency. Here is some reading about leg problems:
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1051/leg-health-in-large-broilers/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...chick-anyone-ever-try-to-fix-this-experiences
    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
     

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