New owner from California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Foodaholic75, May 21, 2010.

  1. Foodaholic75

    Foodaholic75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all.. I am a new owner of 5 chicks and 2 ducks, approximately 6 weeks old. My husband has previous experience with chickens growing up but I have never raised chickens and ducks. I am very glad to have found this site since I will be the main one taking care of them [​IMG] We also have 1 cat and 1 Chocolate Labrador dog.
    Today while the chicks were out for a bit, one of them started limping and not putting down her right foot. She seemed ok at first, still eating and drinking, but now she seems to be laying down and not interested in walking. Maybe its sprained or something?.. do chicks heal well or do I need to be concerned?? I feel bad for the little thing [​IMG]
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    [​IMG] & good luck with your new peeps!
     
  3. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome neighbor. Your chick got a limp- wondering what to leg and foot look like. Make the seach button your friend- and good luck!
     
  4. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi! [​IMG]

    i personally don't really know what might cause sudden lameness in chicks, but you should head over to the emergencies/diseases/injuries section of this forum and re-post your question. more people who know about injuries will see it there [​IMG]
     
  5. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm also in California...a big [​IMG] !

    I have my first flock, still living in the garage [​IMG] . My poor girls haven't gotten to venture out onto soil yet so my experience is limited. Hope someone here is able to help you out.
     
  6. tigerrrrrrrlilly

    tigerrrrrrrlilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi from San Diego!
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
     
  9. Vnctan

    Vnctan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where in CA are you located? I live in a little town about 1.5 hrs north of Sac.
     
  10. Lolita

    Lolita Chillin' With My Peeps

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