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I have a 5 day old chick who is limping on/favoring the left
I have a 5 day old chick who is limping on/favoring the left leg. There is no visible swelling, she pecks at the foot and uses it to scratch her face and then falls to the ride side off balance. She i… read more
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DrMegan
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Doctoral Degree
421 satisfied customers
I gave a guinea hen who is 5 months old. When she was
I gave a guinea hen who is 5 months old. When she was younger, her right hock was far from her body and she started dragging her leg behind her. We tried splinting her leg, and it got better, though s… read more
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We have a baby chicken with a bad foot. We tried to treat
We have a baby chicken with a bad foot. We tried to treat for straddle legs with sports tape but unsuccessful at keeping a saddle on the foot. … read more
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You I have a 3 month old turkey with a slipped tendon an the
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I had a new baby chick born yesterday. She's struggling to
I had a new baby chick born yesterday. She's struggling to walk and falls forward. I tried a brace but she still can't walk. … read more
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Our barred rock chick seems to be having a left leg issue.
Hi there, our barred rock chick seems to be having a left leg issue. She is limping and only stands on her right leg and occasionally loses balance because she is only on one leg. Could you help us wi… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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2,519 satisfied customers
Crooked toe on new chick. We just received them this
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veterinarian, practice owner
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She has one foot that faces backwards and toes on both feet
she has one foot that faces backwards and toes on both feet are very crooked … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,519 satisfied customers
Our baby chick about 2 weeks old can't walk on her left
Hi, our baby chick about 2 weeks old can't walk on her left foot. Its been about 2 days now … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,519 satisfied customers
I am looking for help treating a leg deformity in a two-week
Hello, I am looking for help treating a leg deformity in a two-week old chick. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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veterinarian, practice owner
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I hatched chicks a week ago and one has a bent foot. A baby
Hi! I hatched chicks a week ago and one has a bent foot … read more
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I have a silkie chick that can't walk. I don't think its
I don't think its Mercks maybe an injury she is alert and eating … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My silkie chicken is not using her left leg and and hoping
HI There- My silkie chicken is not using her left leg and and hoping around on one leg. I inspected her leg and it is defiantly swollen at the hock joint and seems sensitive when I squeeze it- I belie… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My 8 wk old chicken left leg injured. Unable to bear weight
My 8 wk old chicken left leg injured. Unable to bear weight and leg rotated. Unable to keep splint on it wrapping. Suspect it's either fractured or dislocated. What are treatment options if any? … read more
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2,519 satisfied customers
chick: ligament problem with her rt leg- the Hock ankle does not flex
i was asked to take a chick (black star chicken) when I purchased chicks this spring. She has a ligament problem with her rt leg- the Hock" ankle does not flex correctly to hold her weight. She is eat… read more
Dr. Pat
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i hatched a silkie chick which had slightly splayed legs, i
i hatched a silkie chick which had slightly splayed legs, i taped them together and my chick coped well. unfortunatly i took the tape off thinking it would be ok but she is worse now with her one leg … read more
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chicks: Is now walking on knees? Her feet are also curled.
One of our baby chicks slipped two days ago. Is now walking on "knees?" Her feet are also curled. She tries to stand but can't really. She's happy, eating, drinking. Other two chicks treating her norm… read more
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Dr. Jaime
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Doctoral Degree
231 satisfied customers
chicken: week old..her tibiotarsus bone about 1 cm..I wrapped her leg
Dear Jodie or other Vet Four days ago my husband dropped a cordless drill on our 8 week old chicken's leg breaking her tibiotarsus bone about 1 cm from the joint below. She is happy now and eating. I … read more
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