Please help my 22 days old RIR chick

elvisjj

Chirping
Mar 28, 2019
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31
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India
It started before 4 days, I don't know it's Marek's or Crazy chick disease. I am giving 2 drops of enroflaxin from day one. Liver tonic & Paediatric multivitamin drop for 2 days but still no improvement.

Please help me to save my chick.
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EggSighted4Life

Crossing the Road
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Apr 9, 2016
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It's not Marek's as that cannot present with symptom until at least 3 weeks after exposure.

If it's splay leg, as it looks... it may have been helped in the first few days with taping. But if it's been splayed for this whole time it will not likely repair..
https://the-chicken-chick.com/spraddle-leg-in-baby-chicks-what-is-it/

I would NOT be giving antibiotics or live tonic. Fresh chick starter feed and water are most important. What are you feeding?

Please what multivitamin are you using? Adding your general location to your profile can help peep make the best suggestions possible at a glance.

Welcome to BYC! :frow

Sorry you face this... :(
 

elvisjj

Chirping
Mar 28, 2019
26
31
79
India
It does not seem to be spraddle leg. My chick cannot stand by itself and look like paralysis.

I gave chick starter from the beginning but my chick stop taking food when the problem started. So I started hand feeding water (electrolyte) for every hour + multivitamin & liver tonic (once per day).
 

Ebony Rose

Crowing
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Spraddle leg often appears as a type of paralysis, could also be a slipped tendon as you said this presented when she was a few days old. Unless you're treating her for coccidiosis, you can supplement her with B-complex vitamins in her water or an oral solution of a multivitamin for chicks like Chick Booster. Considering that she's not eating well, I'd probably opt for the Chick Booster; it's loaded with a long grocery list of vitamins and minerals, including the B vitamins so important to a chicks legs and feet. A drop in the morning, a drop at night for a week, then once daily thereafter should give you peace of mind and possibly be the solution to her condition.
FYI: It's possible for nutritionally deficient parents to pass on their deficiencies to their offspring; when the chick hatches, it's already in trouble.
 

elvisjj

Chirping
Mar 28, 2019
26
31
79
India
Thanks and I will check with my other chick.
Spraddle leg often appears as a type of paralysis, could also be a slipped tendon as you said this presented when she was a few days old. Unless you're treating her for coccidiosis, you can supplement her with B-complex vitamins in her water or an oral solution of a multivitamin for chicks like Chick Booster. Considering that she's not eating well, I'd probably opt for the Chick Booster; it's loaded with a long grocery list of vitamins and minerals, including the B vitamins so important to a chicks legs and feet. A drop in the morning, a drop at night for a week, then once daily thereafter should give you peace of mind and possibly be the solution to her condition.
FYI: It's possible for nutritionally deficient parents to pass on their deficiencies to their offspring; when the chick hatches, it's already in trouble.
 

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