What is wrong with this chick? She needs help NOW!!! (Please)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MissJenny, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two weeks ago I treated a 6-week-old bantam cochin chick for "splay leg". I amped up her vitamins and splinted her legs with pipe cleaners. She was hand fed several times a day. After five days I removed her splints and she seemed fine... for two days... now she walks/scoots backward.

    Using her wings for support, she doesn't seem to have control over her direction or velocity. Otherwise she seems happy, healthy and chipper.

    Does anyone have any idea what's up with this backward scooting bird? I'd much appreciate any ideas and input.

    Thanks, Jenny
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Don't know but hope this will get someones attention so you can get help. [​IMG]
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep her seperated & keep giving her vitamins .
     
  4. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very worried that if she doesn't straighten up and run in the right direction I won't be able to keep her -- she won't be able to eat and drink without assistance...

    Have any of you experienced this with splay legged chicks? Does it ever work out?

    Looking for information here. (Ideas, suggestions, directions.)

    Jenny
     

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