Rescuing a disable chick help please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kkowa, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. kkowa

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    Im getting a 5 week old Bantam Cochin MF Chick who has not been able to walk since birth. the lady has tried everything that I she think of to help her. she eats and drinks well and is about 5 weeks old. is there types of braces I can use for her? or maybe is in a slipped joint? if so how would I tell? Here is her picture: thanks for any help!
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

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    I would try vitamins to see if it helps. It may be perosis??

    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/220/slipped-tendon-perosis

    http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/pou..._poultry/vitamin_deficiencies_in_poultry.html

    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

    Since it has been so longstanding, I don't know if it is curable at this point but worth a try. I don't know what is wrong, but vitamins are what I would try if it were my chicken. Some on BYC give baby vitamins (poly vi sol without iron) to their chickens. Also they sell poultry packs of vitamins but check the content.
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

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    It might be too late to try this at this point, but you can try bracing the legs. Here is a link to what to do: http://www.poultryhelp.com/spraddle.html. Make sure that the chick has rough bedding to walk on so that it doesn't slip, and make sure that no other chicks trample it. I'd also try some vitamins, but I think that it is not a vitamin deficiency causing the problem.
     
  4. kkowa

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    ok thank you so muck I will keep you updated on her progress
     
  5. kkowa

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    I got her this morning! shes not as bad as I thought. she try's to walk around as best she can I know that there's something wrong with her foot, should I wrap and brace it? I fully believe this is something she can get through!

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  6. Vet is always an option if you can afford it too. It all depends on how much time and effort you want to put in. Congrats on the new baby by the way. Nice job in saving the little one. [​IMG]
     
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  7. kkowa

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    thank you I don't want to go to the vet right yet if its something I can fix at home
     
  8. I hear ya. Been there done that too. Wow , the pictures of her foot look almost like it is deformed.I wonder if it got broken somehow? I hope someone on here has had this experience and can help. I bet she is a little doll.
     
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  9. kkowa

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    she is a sweet heart! I love her already her beak was also way over grown so I trimmed it up so hopefully she will eat more
     
  10. what did u name her?
     

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