Unknown Leg Issue; two month old baby chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MMorganE, May 29, 2016.

  1. MMorganE

    MMorganE Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2016
    Austin, TX
    Lily is two months old. She was born the runt and we always figured she had some sort of genetic defect with her little legs. She never really walked, she would only hop. But man! Even hopping she got around SO well! She loved to perch or fly onto things. I went outside 2 days ago and noticed she was lying down and didn't run to me. Her right leg seems totally fine. Her left leg though..the toes are totally curled, basically into a ball. When i tried to straighten them, it seemed to cause her pain. When she tries to walk...the left foot either falls out straight in front or behind her, as if she is doing the splits. I dont feel a break anywhere. No swelling. Appetite is good. Shes solid black so finding any discoloration is difficult. I just dont know. If a picture will help, I will take one. Any idea why her toes suddenly curled and made her leg go every which-a-way?

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