Was given an injured chick today. Need suggestions!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NuggetLover, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. NuggetLover

    NuggetLover New Egg

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    I am a new chick owner (as of yesterday). Today when I visited my local feed store they showed me a chick who had arrived with the others that was hobbling around. I ended up bringing it home... Couldn't stand to see it being picked on by the others. After doing my research, it seemed to have a slipped tendon. I looked online and found suggestions on what to do, so I made a brace with a q-tip and a band-aid. It is now standing upright and walking around. Is there anything else I can do, or just give it time?
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  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a heat lamp on him? Baby chicks need to be kept at 95 degrees and then subtract 5 degrees every week after the first. I would also go get a couple more friends for her. Chickens tend to get lonely without a friend.
     
  3. NuggetLover

    NuggetLover New Egg

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    The chick is in with his friends now, just placed in another spot when I got it so that I could get it walking. It is getting around very well now! I am amazed at its progress in just a few hours! Thanks for the help!
     

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