Week old chick wont use one leg. Keeps leg up next to body and feet are curled and limp.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Smallark, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Smallark

    Smallark Hatching

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    she is a laying hen? And has had this for 3 days. Does not seem to be in pain when you touch the leg. Do not see any swelling. Is eating and drinking ok but less than others. Chirps quite a bit.
     

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  2. treefarmer42

    treefarmer42 Chirping

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    I believe it's hip displacement. Not good :(
     
  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    feel her very carefully all over and see if you can find a bump or sprain or something.
     
  4. Smallark

    Smallark Hatching

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    Thank you! I don’t feel any issues but she appears to be in pain.
     
  5. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    If you can't feel any issues .... and she is in pain ... then I am so sorry.. but I think you need to put her down.

    :hugs So sorry! Hardest part of raising chickens! :hugs
     

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