whats wrong with my chick ?

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  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey, somethings wrong with one of my silkie X old english game chick [​IMG]

    his feet are weird and hes like walking on his elbow (well the bendy part in there leg so thay can bend there legs and lay down)

    he seems ok just walking on the bendy part of his leg [​IMG]

    sorry if thats no help [​IMG]

    thanks

    ~Daniel~
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010
  2. stoo

    stoo Out Of The Brooder

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    try some turkey/game bird starter (non-medicated) I say this because it sounds like a vitamin deficiency to me and turkey/game bird starter has more protien and stuff in it than regular chick starter.
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure that they have a diet with enough calcium and vitamin D (or they can get rickets with bendy bones).
    Could you post pics.?

    Sandie
     
  4. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is what his feet are like

    there a little turned to the side but when i pick him up he can strighten his leg right out and move his toes so [​IMG]

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    and this is how he walks

    click to see video VVVV

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  5. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Get some Poly-vi-sol infant vitamin drops WITHOUT iron. They should work wonders for your baby, hopefully.
     
  6. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    try seaching spraddle leg
     

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