My four day old chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nessy85, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. nessy85

    nessy85 New Egg

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    Hi all
    I have a four day old chick and she seems to have straddled leg.
    I have used a band aid and the hair tie method for the last two days. There seems to be no change I need advice.

    Please help :(
     
  2. Arkkeeper

    Arkkeeper Just Hatched

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    It could take 48 hours or so! See if this method helps!


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  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi [​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    Can you post some photos or a video of your chick?
    Is she able to get to water and food?

    Keep her hydrated and give some Vitamin B2(Riboflavin) - you can crush a human B-Complex vitamin and add it to her feed.

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/spraddle-leg-in-baby-chicks-what-is-it.html
     
  4. nessy85

    nessy85 New Egg

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    Hi Arkkeeper
    Thank you for your advice [​IMG]
     
  5. nessy85

    nessy85 New Egg

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    Hi Wyorp Rock

    Thank you :)

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    She is only seems to eat and drink if I help her. Thank you I will get some Riboflavin today. She cannot walk except on her hocks. [​IMG]
    I am really worried she won't get better.
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Her toes look like they are curling in as well. Hopefully with the riboflavin and the correction you have made, she will start to improve.

    Unfortunately some chicks are born with deformities or underlying conditions that we may not be able to see or correct.
     
  7. nessy85

    nessy85 New Egg

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    Thank you all so much [​IMG]

    Unfortunately my beautiful little chick passed away this afternoon after a long and brave fight [​IMG]
    I really want to thank everyone who gave me advice [​IMG]

    I look forward to chatting with you all again soon [​IMG]
     
  8. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry[​IMG]
     
  9. Arkkeeper

    Arkkeeper Just Hatched

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    I'm so sorry! =(
     

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