Week old baby chick can't stand up, Please help?

Heatherr17

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 20, 2013
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My week old chick can't stand up and its right leg is bend back and looks bigger than the other. It's right wig is also smaller than the left. She is eating a drinking fine, but is chirping very loudly, and I'm not sure if the leg is causing her pain? Whats wrong with her and what should I do?
 

DDNONIN2016

Songster
7 Years
Jan 27, 2012
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118
236
SW Ohio
Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC

So sorry your baby is having problems. Your best bet will be to repost this in the Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries section under the Forum tab/Raising Backyard Chickens/Emergencies.
There are a flock of experts there who can help you in a hurry.

Good luck. Hope she gets better soon :)
 

redsoxs

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 17, 2011
25,643
2,075
463
North Central Kansas
Greetings from Kansas, Heatherr17, and
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! Pleased to have you here! Pleased you joined us! Sorry to hear about your injured bird. I X2 the advice of DDNONIN. Good luck to you!
 

1muttsfan

Up Northerner
10 Years
Mar 26, 2011
21,830
9,603
787
Upper Peninsula Michigan
Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

If it is unable to use one leg and can't stand, then hard as it is I would recommend culling the chick, as they do not thrive when afflicted that way.
 

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