One Legged Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MySweetChickens, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. MySweetChickens

    MySweetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a baby chick hatch today with one leg that he is unable to bend. At all. So of course the leg sits uselessly behind him and since he is just born he has no muscle to even know or try to walk with one leg so my question is should i cull him or is there something i can do to help him
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    post a picture please
     
  3. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need a picture
    -Liv
     
  4. MySweetChickens

    MySweetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here it is i must say for one day he does fairly well to "scoot" around but i just want what is best for him
     
  5. MySweetChickens

    MySweetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should he be kept out of the way of other chicks there are only 4 others around his size
     
  6. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    if he can't get to food easily/ or is getting trampled or bullied by the other chicks/ or is just all miserable then you should cull him i'm sorry to say
     
  7. Chicken Bff

    Chicken Bff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have to agree i mean you wouldnt want him/her to suffer would you
     
  8. MySweetChickens

    MySweetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True thanks everybody im going to give him 24 hours to prove he can survive and then cull mostly just to make myself sure im doing the right thing ya know he isnt getting trampled and can reach the food and water but struggles a little to do so, so again thanks everyone and sadly you all are right he will have to be culled:/
     
  9. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    i hatched a chick for a class at a homeschool thing and the chick had a slipped tendon and they didn't cull it, it has a home now but i'm positive that it's going to be in permanent pain.it was walking on it's joint . i wish they had just culled it but every person at the school thought that that was cruel when the cruel thing was to let the poor thing live!
     

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