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One of our chicks hatched with one of her legs bent inward
Hi one of our chicks hatched with one of her legs bent inward and upside down. She is walking on it and getting around, eating and drinking. She has some balance issues but otherwise ok. I was hoping … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,385 satisfied customers
Keeps sitting down on its it was stumbling around Monday was
Keeps sitting down on its butt it was stumbling around Monday was walking better Tuesday and now it can not walk I think it's sprawled leg and I've binded it's legs but it won't stand up … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,385 satisfied customers
I have a 3 week old chick with a twisted leg. I took her to
I have a 3 week old chick with a twisted leg. I took her to a nearby vet, who did an X-ray and said no break. It doesn't look like splay leg. When we first got her, I didn't notice it, but then it got… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,385 satisfied customers
I wish I could send you a video or picture but it seems as
I wish I could send you a video or picture but it seems as though my chick can't walk well. One leg is turned wrong. … read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
Veterinarian
Dvm
1,778 satisfied customers
We have a chick that about 8 weeks old that had curled toes
Hi, my name is Donnie. We have a chick that about 8 weeks old that had curled toes and splayed legs. We taped the toes straight and after a couple of days they have straightened out. We put a hobble o… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,385 satisfied customers
My 7 week old chick's feet are curling under and her right
My 7 week old chick's feet are curling under and her right leg looks a bit turned out at the joint.. My other 4 are fine.. She is separated and she eats drinks and scoots with her left leg and wings..… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,385 satisfied customers
I have an Ayam Cerami which a leg that sticks out and it's
I have an Ayam Cerami which a leg that sticks out and it's gotten worse in the last few days. I tried a rubber band print I saw online and after a few days it didn't make a reference. He' was hatched … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,385 satisfied customers
My new chick is not dojng well. She keeps falling on her
My new chick is not dojng well. She keeps falling on her side. The other chick are active a d she huststands still and falls over … read more
DavidH1117
DavidH1117
Director of Animal Health
DVM
595 satisfied customers
I have a chick with a leg that is not working correctly.
I have a chick with a leg that is not working correctly … read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
Veterinarian
Dvm
1,778 satisfied customers
My 8 week old chick has an injured leg. She has had this
my 8 week old chick has an injured leg. She has had this injury for about a month. I took her to the place where I purchased her. He took a very quick look at her and said she's standing so she's fine… read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
Veterinarian
Dvm
1,778 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that is only putting weight on one leg. She
I have a chicken that is only putting weight on one leg. She is still eating and drinking it seems and she is very alert. And she does not appear to have any outward signs of injury. … read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
Veterinarian
Dvm
1,778 satisfied customers
I have a 6 week old chick that can't walk and when she sits
I have a 6 week old chick that can't walk and when she sits stick her right legs out straight so lays on her side. She's eating and drinking still but usually more when I help her. We thought it was s… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,385 satisfied customers
We have a week old chicken that has a possibly dislocated
We have a week old chicken that has a possibly dislocated leg. The leg is non weight bearing, but the chick is still moving around for food and water. … read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
Veterinarian
Dvm
1,778 satisfied customers
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
Dr. G
Dr. G
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
88 satisfied customers
Have a baby Rhode island red that was received Friday. Hatch
Have a baby Rhode island red that was received Friday. Hatch day 7/15 at 157pm. She is holding her right leg up sometimes and kind of hobbles. Tries to use it and stretch it out. Online said check for… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,385 satisfied customers
My 3 month old RIR not only has splayed leg, but the bottom
My 3 month old RIR not only has splayed leg, but the bottom of her leg is backwards (talons on top) The breeder never fixed this when she was young, and now the joint has stiffened and I can't bend th… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,385 satisfied customers
We have 7 we old easter egger and Barred Rock chicks.. they
We have 7 we old easter egger and Barred Rock chicks.. they have been health and growing and we found 2 last night with large swollen eyes and 1 died quickly yesterday and then we found 3 other dead i… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a 4 week old chick that is feathering at the same rate
I have a 4 week old chick that is feathering at the same rate as the others ,but not gaining as much weight. Yesterday I noticed she was breathing heavy , trembling , laying down a lot and looks like … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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