My chick dislocated his leg!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JWinoski, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. JWinoski

    JWinoski Just Hatched

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    My chick was born fine but then when I took him out of the incubator, he stopped using his right leg. At first it seemed like he just had a cut but then after treating that, it seems to be like the bones aren't together. He's a week old and perfectly healthy even though he's walking around on only one leg, I also had another chick born yesterday born with the same problem with his leg, is it fixable? Or should I leave them alone? I was also thinking about bringing them to the vet to see if they could fix it now or wait until they get older to fix it. I'm so confused and don't know what to do! :(
     
  2. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The link below is where i found this info. scroll down to find the leg problems. hope this will help. good luck.

    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

    Correct Incubator Conditions

    • Too high of temperature can cause problems with crippling in chicks.
    • Too low of humidity can make it difficult for the chick to break through the shell, or cause the membrane to stick to the chick. The chick can develop incorrect movement patterns and muscling that may then lead to crippling.
      • In cases of low humidity, dampening a paper towel or washcloth with very warm water and placing it partly around the egg and chick may be helpful if done appropriately. Do additional research on appropriate technique.

     
  3. JWinoski

    JWinoski Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much! Now I know what it's actually called! I tried the "bendable straw" method, the both of them are going crazy chirping right now but I'm going to leave it on them over night to see how they do. Thanks again!
     

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