Why is my chick limping?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by catlvr976, May 7, 2007.

  1. catlvr976

    catlvr976 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know what has happened. One of my 3 week old chicks is limping. I checked its foot, don't see anything wrong with it. It's not spraddle legged. It seems like it's favoring its right leg and the toes almost look like they're curled inward, like it's ankle is twisted. It's not getting picked on or anything, just sits there. Their bedding is pine shavings and always has been.

    I feel so bad, is there anything I can do or should I just wait it out and see?
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    you might try giving that little chick a few drops fo polyvisol each day for a week if you do not have a complete vit supplement like aviacharge 2000 (in case it is caused by some kind of deficiency...keep a close eye on it and make sure the other chicks are not keeping it away from feed and drink...
     

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