New to chickens and need help!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by notachickenlady, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. notachickenlady

    notachickenlady New Egg

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    I ordered two goslings and when I went to go pick them up the mailwoman opened the box. A chicken popped out! Along with my two goslings I also got 15 chickens! I let them run last night and touch grass for the first time. When it was time to lock them up I found one laying on the ground. His leg is pulled up and and seems sore. He was shaking and there seemed to be a little bruising. I brought him inside and I thought he was going to die so I wrapped him up and had him on the couch with me. He ate and survived the night and seems to be doing much better except his leg. Can anyone tell me how to fix him?!?! I have never had chickens so I don't know anything about him or his 14 friends.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! I would try posting your questions in the "Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries, and Cures" section. You shouldn't have chicks go outside at such a young age, they should stay in the brooder tell they are at least a month or two old.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you decided to join! Let us know if you have any questions, we will be glad to help you if we can. [​IMG] There is a lot of great info on here, and lots of very knowledgeable people, so I'm sure you'll be able to find any info you may be looking for. [​IMG] Definitely check the emergency section.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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

    I'm sorry to hear about your injured chick! I would definitely post in the Emergencies section for some good help: Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures

    Good luck with him!
     
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  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the chick, hope he is OK.
     
  7. notachickenlady

    notachickenlady New Egg

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    Thank you everyone. I posted in the emergency forum. Hopefully someone will know. He is perfectly fine other than he can't use the leg.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    when I enlarged your photo, it looks like he has a part of his outside toe missing. Maybe it's just that the photo isn't real clear but, I would check that out. Do you have an indoor brooder with heat lamp set up for your new arrivals?
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Did you order the 15 chicks or did the hatchery send them to keep the ducklings warm? I ask because hatcheries often put chicks in as warmers, especially on a small order to keep them warm. When they send free chicks they are most likely to be males (which they consider to be worthless). My point is you may have a lot of males to be finding homes for.
     
  10. notachickenlady

    notachickenlady New Egg

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    His foot is fully intact. I did get them an area with a heat lamp. This chick is on a heating pad and doing great besides the leg. I am already trying to find homes for most of them.
     

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