New here, need help with hurt chick.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LTJ, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. LTJ

    LTJ Hatching

    Jun 27, 2010
    I am new here and to raising chickens. We have 30 all total. The first 6 have been nothing but fun. We have 24 - 7 week old chicks. One got out of the brooder pen without my husband noticing when he was cleaning out the water & feed this morning. We found her about 1 1/2 hours later with her leg caught in the electric netting. Got her out and separated her from the others. Got food & water for her. She is eating & drinking but can't fully stand on that leg. The leg itself looks pretty good but the foot is swollen and looks like fluid has collect in the ball of the foot. We rubbed it with arnica gel hoping that wuld help with swelling and inflamation. Anyone other suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Welcome to BYC and sorry you are having trouble. A picture would be helpful. A swollen "ball of the foot" sounds like bumblefoot (staff infection).

    Good luck

  3. tstoikes

    tstoikes In the Brooder

    Jun 29, 2009
    I don't know if they could get bumblefoot that fast or not. BUT keep her seperate and watch her. I had a hen a few weeks ago that got her legs caught in a grate and had flipped upside down. At first she couldn't even stand so I brought her in the house and put her in a box - within an hour she could sort of stand. It took about 3 days till she could get around okay (still limped) but now unless you really watch carefully you can not see any problems.
    Hopefully that is the case in your chick

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