She is walking on her hocks...advise please.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sunne73, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Sunne73

    Sunne73 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 27, 2011
    My little silkie girl born this past saturday had curled feet and obviously not getting around. I found a few fabulous websites that instructed me on how to fit her with little splints which has helped tremendously as she is keeping her feet flat but she is keeping her entire lower leg flat and walking around that way...not easily but she is getting around. It seems as though she is paralyzed from the "knee" joint down. Is this something that occurs, can this be corrected or can she continue to get around in the manner she currently is, will that cause more issues in time? She is getting stronger everyday and wobbling around to eat and drink. Should I do this to her...please help.
  2. chicharomirinda

    chicharomirinda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2011
    Reno, NV
    My advice is to try vitamin supplements for her. Get Polyvisol without iron. it's for human babies. Give her a few drops directly in her mouth every day. You can also put it in the water after a few days. Hopefully that will help. that worked for a chick I had in the fall that was having trouble walking. I think she was getting pushed away from the feeder by the other chicks and didn't get enough nutrients.
  3. juliette2009

    juliette2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2009
    Wadmalaw Island, SC
    You can also try Vitamin E, I000 IU gelcaps...mix with a little applesauce and give to her several times a day for a few days...
  4. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    how is your silkie doing? I hope there is some improvement. I had a FBCM hatch that had major issues walking and I thought that I was going to have to cull it, but low and behold 3 days later it was like nothing was ever wrong with it!

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