spec sussex chick with hip/leg problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by meepitqueenie, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. meepitqueenie

    meepitqueenie Gallo's Poultry Haven

    May 26, 2010
    in the adirondacks
    This chick hatched this week and I think has a back/hip problem. It definately has problems with mobility and has problems getting arround.

    Its difficult to photograph but here are some photos.

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    here it is eating with its sibling
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    i tried to get a good photo not that great
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    it just seems that the hips aren't oriented correctly.
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    here are the behinds of both chicks
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    any thoughts anyone?
     
  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor lil guy. It almost looks like one leg is longer than the other. I can't think of thing you can do. I'm pretty sure it's a deformity and it's probably not in pain. It will probably always have a limp, but be fine otherwise. [​IMG]
     
  3. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor little critter! I think that as long as he can get around without pain he should be ok. He'll just be a little bit "special."
     
  4. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think this chick will learn to cope with the imbalance and be a fully functioning adult. I, too, doubt the chick is in any pain. He/she will get stronger as the muscles will develop to accommodate the (probable) skeletal asymmetry. Both babies are adorable!
     

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