Something is wrong with my chick's leg.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by animalfarm1, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. animalfarm1

    animalfarm1 In the Brooder

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    For a little while now, I noticed that one of my chicks is limping and when I took a closer look at her, something was going on with her foot. It was like she couldn't spread out her toes.
    It looks something like this:
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    Can I know what it is and how I can cure it?
    Thanks very much!!
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    How old is your bird? You say 'chick' but from what I can see in your picture it's a lot older than what you would term a chick. Is there any possibility he/she may have bumblefoot?
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    I can't tell what's wrong with the foot from your picture--maybe more details would help. Start her on some vitamins, either in her water, or give her PolyVisol without iron 3 drops by mouth daily in case she has a riboflavin or other vitamin deficiency. A B complex tablet dissolved in her food or water would work too, but I would prefer that she get all of the B's and some D, too. Here is a link to read about vitamins: http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/pou..._poultry/vitamin_deficiencies_in_poultry.html
     
  4. animalfarm1

    animalfarm1 In the Brooder

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    Alright, thanks. :)
     

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