Please Help - Lame Chicken - Won't Eat & Has Diarrhea

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickiemomeredith, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. chickiemomeredith

    chickiemomeredith Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    And I can tell which leg it is but am no doctor, so I can't tell what is wrong. I tried to make him eat, but he wouldn't eat it. Then he flew out of my hands and I feel even worse b/c he can't land well. I feel terrible. WHAT DO I DO??!!!!
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Well, sometimes it helps if you put them in a dog carrier or cage so that they can rest. If you can tell where the leg is broken, can it be splinted? You can use something like a stick or tongue depresser and wrap the leg with vet tape....

    Maybe some food and water with vitamins/electrolites might be good for the rooster....

    Good luck!


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