need help 4 weeks old brakel chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Noora, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Noora

    Noora Out Of The Brooder

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    two days back I noticed one of my 8 brakel chicks is having a problem with his feet. see photos. He can't walk properly as well. I need help,
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  2. Double Laced

    Double Laced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi.

    was it's feet ok a few days ago or did they hatch like this. They also look splayed legged as well toe problems.

    There are three common reasons, in no particular order :

    1. - genetic, as a result of inbreeding. Do you know their lineage?

    2. - incubator foot, this just happens occasionally to incubator raised chicks. This seems too bad a case to be this, normally this just results in the odd curved toe.

    3. - Mineral/vitamin deficiency. parental probably as most chick feeds are very good. Do you own the parents?

    They may be some treatment but they are probably a bit old. it involves making a small pair of duck feet out of thin plywood and silicone tubing ( or straws )for the toes and using it as a splint to straighten the toes . you may need some matches as well.

    You probably shouldn't breed form this bird either way.
     
  3. Noora

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    Thank you double laced,

    The chick was healthy and very active since hatched like other 7 chicks. It is only the last two days stopped walking normally and had this problem. Legs are not splayed. The parents are healthy with no problems.

    I will try your treatment method making a small pair of duck feet in addition to adding vitamins in the water.
     
  4. Double Laced

    Double Laced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the chicks was fine and this has developed it may be perosis which is a deformity of the bones caused by a manganese deficiency. it causes the tendons to slip out of place.


    If you give the birds water from a chlorinated ( or with fluoride) source allow it to stand for 24 hours before use.
     

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