One of the chicks can't walk :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by magicpigeon, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    There is one chick in my clutch (just hatched today ^^) That has swollen feet and it can't walk. Well, it can, but after like 2 paces it bobs down to rest or something. All of its siblings are fine and are eating okay. I'll try to get a pic tomorrow. Is this contagious??? Should I isolate?

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I doubt it has something contagious because all the chicks would be displaying the same thing if that were the case. It sounds like it may have a defect- genetic, congenital or hatch problem. Treat it like the others and hope for the best would be my recommendation. Maybe there is a circulation issue that will work itself out?

    Good luck.
     
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I think that's it! Now he can walk but his feet are yellowish and the swelling has all but subsided [​IMG] He's completely yellow though (like you would expect a light sussex chick, i suppose) but he's acting normal. Thanks so much! I will post a pic [​IMG]
     

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