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Paralyzed leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AmandaKyle, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. AmandaKyle

    AmandaKyle Songster

    Apr 13, 2014
    HELP! One of our 16 week old chicks can't walk. One of her feet is balled up and she can't put weight on it. She doesn't have any visible injuries and the rest of the flock is fine. Any ideas?

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Was she vaccinated for Mareks disease or has she suffered an injury to her leg? Riboflavin (vitamin D) deficiency can sometimes cause this. Start some poultry vitamins in her water daily to see if it helps over the next week or so. I will try to give you some links to read about Mareks disease later when I can post.

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