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Sick Chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nicklegoose, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. nicklegoose

    nicklegoose In the Brooder

    May 15, 2009
    Warrington PA
    I have an 12weeks old Auracana and she has spent most of the last week laying on the ground. When she does walk around, she doesn't seem lame per se, but more like hesitant and cautious. She is eating and drinking, but does spend her day pecking and roosting like the others.

    Any thoughts?

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Cocci and some sort of hip problem both come to mind. i was just reading about finding arthritic, deteriorated hips on a couple of birds at necropsy; the bords had seemed a bit lame, as I recall, but were walking.

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