New chick limping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jzervas92, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. jzervas92

    jzervas92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone, I am just having no luck with my new chicks! There hasn't been anymore deaths, but now one of my smaller chicks started to limp today. I think it's because the bigger ones jumped on her. There's plenty of space to run around they just choose to jump on each other. She can walk on it but you can see her limp, and it also looks a little swollen. She eating and drinking. I did some research and some people said PolyViSol liquid in the water helps. I got some today and put it in the water. Should I separate her from the rest? Is there anything else I can do to help her?
     
  2. TTracy

    TTracy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't separate her. Giving the vitamin is exactly what I would do! Good Luck!
     
  3. jzervas92

    jzervas92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok great thank you! Do you think I should put something on her bad leg?
     
  4. TTracy

    TTracy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, if she is supporting her weight I would just keep a close eye on her to make sure it doesnt get any worse.
     
  5. jzervas92

    jzervas92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok great, thank you for your help!
     
  6. TTracy

    TTracy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Keep us updated!!
     
  7. jzervas92

    jzervas92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely! So far I haven't seen much change, but I only got the vitamins last night. Sometimes she does lay on her side, and give her legs a big stretch. I do help her to the food and water so she can give her foot a break.
     
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  9. jzervas92

    jzervas92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great website thank you! I think she might of hurt her tendon, not sure though. She's giving her usual peeps,and actually sometimes she purrs. So I know she's not in serious pain.
     
  10. jzervas92

    jzervas92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to let everyone know she's doing great. She still has a little bit of a limp, but she's walking around and playing again!
     

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