PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChilliPepper, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. ChilliPepper

    ChilliPepper New Egg

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    I Bought a two baby chicks a week ago, one of them has not been able to stand on one leg. I had posted a few days earlier but received no replies. This is the post >>>>>>> https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1023033/baby-chick-not-walking-properly-please-help <<<<<<<<

    So a couple of minutes ago I just saw her not able to stand on both legs, she just sits there all day and everyday. She eats perfectly fine and drinks too, but her legs can't support her. When we bought her she was able to function properly but now she is not able to do that, she hasn't been injuried and we keep here in a warm and safe environment.


    PLEASE HELP ME
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'm no expert, but personally in such situations i cull chicks with such symptoms. If there are other members that do things differently it would be great to hear from them.

    CT
     
  3. Deise

    Deise Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chicks broke her leg I took her to the vet 200 dollars later, only to find out it was set wrong, she healed leg out of socket, but she still gets around with one leg, we love her. Hind sight I would of set the leg myself. I'm so sorry you are going through this a lot of people told me I should have killed her but I couldn't do it, I understand the reasoning I'm just too sensitive and truthfully I'm glad I didn't.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcone to BYC! Can you post some pictures of the chick?

    -Kathy
     
  5. ChilliPepper

    ChilliPepper New Egg

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    Her Legs also have started to shake violently and when she tries to walk she keeps falling over and use both her wings for support (I will get more pictures of her legs soon)
     
  6. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so sorry, but she may have to be killed. We have had this problem in quail, and they had to be culled as well.
     
  7. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    What are you feeding them, where are they housed, do you have older birds?....

    I would assume its a feed problem, but need more details... Looks like an Australorp?

    Scramble an egg and cook it and feed it to the chick; and some fresh water with electrolytes or sugar/apple cider vinegar, about a tbsp of each with the sugar and ACV if you don't have a vitamin electrolyte powder handy.
     
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  8. Deise

    Deise Out Of The Brooder

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    I wish I could help, please keep us posted.
     
  9. ChilliPepper

    ChilliPepper New Egg

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    I am feeding them chick starter, they are housed in my room with a heat lamp (and a heater if they need it when its really cold), they pretty much have lots of water to drink and lots of food to eat. The farm that I bought them from said that they were a cross breed (Unknown breed since my parents bought them). We do have an older Modern game (she is about 3 years old and has had no injuries or sickness). Although Evee (chick that is sick) is very much alive and chirps and always pecks at the hay that she sits on, she can't seem to move my her self.
     
  10. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, 2 more questions; is the feed medicated? And what kind of bedding?

    Ideas to look into... I would search for you and paste some links, but I'm limited on time at the moment...

    1. Vitamin deficiency. Especially the Bs...

    2. Coccidiosis. Scratch this one if the feed is medicated

    3 spraddke leg from slipping on slippery bedding or surface.

    Start with those before moving on to more serious ailments; sometimes looking at all the symptoms can make one get overwhelmed with possible problems. The chick is eating, that's a good sign. Oh 3rd question, what does the poo look like? Normal, runny, funny colored? Etc etc...
     

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