Soft bones or foot injury? 11 day old chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Keehar, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Keehar

    Keehar Hatching

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    We have eleven day old chicks, all of whom seem to be thriving but one. She is smallish, and her foot bones don't seem as firm. She often lies down. When she is lying down, she curls her feet up. But when she stands they do extend straight, so it isnt curled foot? Would one chick get rickets if the others didn't?

    1: Does anyone know what this is, or what causes it?
    2: Should we isolate her so the others don't pick on her?
    3: Is there anything else we can do?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'm sorry I can't help with your chick issue, just wanted to say [​IMG]
     
  3. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Songster

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    if it were any other animal i would say suplament with calcium and minrols...but i have been told thats a no no for young chicks
     

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