Serama leg problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by barnwife, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickie looks to have broken her legs at the joint! They stick out crooked, and do not go straight when moved. the joints are both bigger than normal, nothing seems to cause pain.. She does not stand, does not seem able to stand. She seems in discomfort/pain when I stretch her legs into normal position for standing. She eats and drinks, she is lively and still gets around...just always has her wings out to the sdes and laying down. She holds her head up, too and does not get picked on by the other three chicks in with her.

    They are on medicated chick starter, given sprouts (chopped) and yogurt on a daily basis (yogurt one day, sprouts the next).

    Poop seems pretty normal/unremarkable. She is freindly, the same as the other three. There are other chicks in brooders in the same room, but the seramas have their own deluxe brooder (mostly delux due to their size) [​IMG]

    No other chicks have any problems.

    Please help! I don't know what to do!

    Thank-you!
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  2. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    I dont know either but hope this bumps you up!
     
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (1 have you given thought to mareks
    that is one thought to think about
    since it is a serama
    OR DID YOU HAVE THEM VACCINATED?

    (2 also this site may give you some idea

    Alleviation of the Leg Abnormality in Zinc-deficient Chicks by ... of the bones and joints in zinc-deficient chicks (1, 2) provide no .... tened and thickened legs with hocks so twisted and swollen that the chick could ...
    jn.nutrition.org/cgi/reprint/94/4/527.pdf - Similar pages
    by FH Nielsen - 1968 - Cited by 10 - Related articles - All 2 versions

    (3 Did you say how new the chick feed is your feeding?

    (4 you could get some zinc tablets at the drug store and crush them and put in the feed

    (5 Bacterial Poultry Diseases ... Pullorum disease is highly fatal to young chicks or poults, .... Some birds may be found lame with swollen leg joints due to localization of ...
    www.msstate.edu/dept/poultry/disbact.htm - Similar pages
     
  4. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank-you! I am researching these things more now.

    My chick is four days old. It was born like this. I hatched it, so no vaccination. There are no other symptoms of mareks present. She (i think its a she) is very very very active, and eating/drinking/pooping normally...although she does get some on her chest when she plows through it.

    Feed is bought a couple days ago form the local feed n seed which has a very good turnover of inventory, so it shouldn't be too old. Also the feed is medicated, so bacterial diseases should not be a problem.


    I will be buying zinc tablets tomorrow, as this seems to most accurately describe her condition from what I have read.

    Thank-you so much!! There is so very much information to go through to try to find out exactly what causes these weirdo isssues with the chicks!

    Thanks again!
     
  5. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    I don't know, but I hope she gets better!
     

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