New Chick urban farmer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GingerC, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. GingerC

    GingerC Hatching

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    HI, We are new parents of 5 little chicks. We have had them four days. This afternoon I noticed that one of the little girls is favoring her leg, not knowing what else to do I have separated her from the others in a cardboard box with food and water within the brooder. She has eaten and has pooped. She seems healthy...she is actually chirping quite a bit and is looking for her little sisters. Anything else I should do???
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm not sure what you mean by "favouring her leg" does she have a leg injury? Their is the injuries section you could post your question in giving as much info as possible.
    I hope your chick will be ok. Putting another quiet one with her should reduce her stress. Chicks don't like to be on their own. Here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
     
  3. N F C

    N F C whaz sup?

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    Welcome to BYC!

    @Yorkshire coop has given you some good advice about getting your little chick company, chickens are social animals and don't like to be alone. And do share as much information as possible on the emergencies/diseases section of BYC, maybe someone there can help.

    Good luck to you!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us.

    X3 on the advice from Yorkshire coop and NorthFlchick.

    Try not to keep the chick separated, you can put up some wire so they can still see each other until you are sure you can place them back together. See if you can describe the problem with some more detail in emergencies if the chick is still not walking normally today.

    Hoping the chick is ok.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Do her feet look abnormal by that I mean are her toes curled up, or her feet splayed to the side, this could cause an odd gait. If you touch her legs or feet does she seem to be sensitive or in pain?
     
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  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
    We're glad you decided to join the ''flock''! Feel free to ask any questions you may have, there is a lot of great info on this site and I'm sure you'll find answers! [​IMG] Enjoy those chickys!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    I'm sorry to hear about your injured chick![​IMG] I would definitely post in the Emergencies section for some helpful advice.[​IMG]
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your chick is OK.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    I hope your chick is okay!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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