She’ll probably die won’t she?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dr.GarryTTucker, May 26, 2018.

  1. Dr.GarryTTucker

    Dr.GarryTTucker Songster

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    E660CB81-273E-4ECD-9344-A7E93519BE07.jpeg One of my C Monsters has a bad leg. She’ll probably die won’t she? She doesn’t eat as much food as the rest. And I’m not sure if she makes t to the other side to get drink. That’s just one of the things about Cornish Crosses right?
     

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  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    she does eat but not sure it can drink how old are they now please.. try dipping her beak in the water a bit see if she drinks
     
  3. Dr.GarryTTucker

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    If I dip she drinks. And if I sit her next to the food she eats a little.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Have you put food and water close to her so she can get to it? what exactly is wrong maybe fixable.
     
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    Not sure what’s wrong she doesn’t move that leg. She acts as though it’s numb and lays on her belly a lot . She is 3 days old. Food and water are 6 inches apart and she is in the middle when I put her there. But she will move away on her own
     
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  6. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    give her a couple days may take more from you to see she does eat and drink a few times a day
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Here is some really good info she might have perosis it's in this link.https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

    I'd keep food and water close to her separate from the rests food and water so she can get to it when she wants too. They need a lot of nourishment when that age. And can adapt pretty good from leg injuries and handicaps.

    You might even place her an another chick into a make shift brooder inside your brooder so she can eat drink and rest but still be with the rest of the chicks. She deserves a chance. :)
     
  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Don't lie. Don't cheat your way through life.

    Some Nutri-Drench would probably be a good thing for her.
     
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  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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    A chick chair or sling may help her get her footing while she is on some chick vitamins or NutriDrench. Leg bone deformities are common in chickens, and more often in broiler chickens. Varus valgus deformity and tibial dyschondroplasia are some of the common ones. She also could have injured it. I would make her a chick chair or sling to get her up and in front of small cups of food and water. Here is some reading about leg deformities:
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1051/leg-health-in-large-broilers/
     
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