Please Help: Day-old chick With Leg Issue

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rabrabs14, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. rabrabs14

    rabrabs14 Chirping

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    This chick was born yesterday and has been in the incubator all night. It was malpositioned and had a saddled air cell (shipped egg). Yesterday it was flailing both legs but now it won't move its right leg. The right leg 'hip' is protruding and is a red-ish color. I pulled it back a little to stretch it and the chick does not seem to be in pain. Will it just get better with time, or is there a serious issue??
    The chick also does not keep its wings by its sides but outwards all the time. It moves every once in a while and peeps, so it seems lively.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    I would get some chick vitamins to treat it's water, or give it PolyVisol baby vitamins 2 drops daily. Getting enough to drink and eat can be challenging. Chicks with problems like this may not make it, but I would use a chick chair to get it up with it's feet touching the floor. Place food and water close. Here is some info: https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

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  3. rabrabs14

    rabrabs14 Chirping

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    Okay, should I stent it's leg with tape at all? I was thinking it might be a slipped tendon or something of the sort.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    I haven't treated a lot of leg problems except for a case of splay leg and a couple of chicks who could not seem to stand due to possible brain damage. Usually with pics and threads of a slipped tendon, they can stand, but one leg is out to the side or back. I would try to figure out what the problem is first.
     

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