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Swollen feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by audchiz, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. audchiz

    audchiz New Egg

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    I just received some new chicks thru the mail and one of the chicks feet are swollen and it cant walk on them at all. Anyone have a clue as to what could be going on.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    Bumblefoot? It's rare in day old chicks but.
     
  3. audchiz

    audchiz New Egg

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    In both feet? They just came in today, i gave him electrolytes and some vitamins. Praying that works
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Yeah, I really doubt bumble foot but that's the first thing that came to mind.
    How bad is the swelling? Can you post pictures yet?
    I like to get some probiotics in them early as well.
    You say he can't walk at all?
     
  5. audchiz

    audchiz New Egg

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    He won't walk on them, what's a good probiotic for a chick
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    You can start with plain yogurt or kefir.
    Pet shops may have an avian probiotic powder.
    I use this which is formulated especially for chickens.
    http://www.gro2max.com/

    Make sure it gets plenty of water even if you have to tube.
     
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