Please help! 2.5 week old chick with swollen joints!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peep Talk, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Peep Talk

    Peep Talk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered an assortment of chicks from MPC and I have a chick that had a swollen foot/ankle on her left leg the beginning of this week and thought she might have gotten injured. Well this morning I noticed that she isn't walking nicely at all, and she now has a very swollen knee/hock joint on her right leg along with the swollen foot on the left leg! What is wrong with my baby? Do I need to completely separate her? Do I need to do the dreaded thing and put her down? Please let me know as I have 15 other chicks that she is currently with and I have 23 bantam chicks in another brooder but in the same room as her. Thank you in advance!
     
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    Peep Talk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help me with this chick...it's one of my light brahma chicks and she is the sweetest one! What could it be and what should I do to help her?
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Your chick was probably hatched that way. To my knowlege, there is nothing you can do for it.
     
  4. Peep Talk

    Peep Talk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? It didn't start until this week. [​IMG] I guess if she doesn't get any better, it's obvious what I will need to do. [​IMG] Thank you!
     

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