My chick can't walk.

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

  1. cole74

    cole74 Just Hatched

    Nov 4, 2016
    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 Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    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:

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