New chick with leg problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OzarkFarmer, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. OzarkFarmer

    OzarkFarmer New Egg

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    May 13, 2009
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    My wife and I found 5 Silkie chicks at a small animal sale a few weeks ago. They were newly hatched. When we got our chicks home, we noticed one with a leg problem, the chick doesn't use it's left leg. It scoots around in the brooder to get to food and water dragging the leg. I suspect we will need to euthanize it. I don't feel good about killing it. How do you kill something as cute as a chick? If need be, I will drown it.

    Is there anything we can do??

    Anyone know what the problem is?

    Thanks,
    John
     

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