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One of our chicks hatched with one of her legs bent inward
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,373 satisfied customers
We have a baby chick (2 days old) with a leg that won't
Hey. We have a baby chick (2 days old) with a leg that won't bend. I can bend it, but the chick cannot seem to bend it. What can we do? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,373 satisfied customers
My baby chick has toes curled under. I got her may 26th. She
I tried to use band aids to straighten her toes Past night? I found her collapsed on her side soaking wet leg stretched out I said Here we go she is dying … read more
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Chick has hyperextended knee. Since hatching 2.5 weeks ago.
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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We think one of our chicks feet are broken and we don't know
Hey so we think one of our chicks feet are broken and we don't know how to help her … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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4,373 satisfied customers
10 week old chick legs not working cant stand, The eet look
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DrPatsyFields
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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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438 satisfied customers
My poor chick suddenly started limping and now she isn't
My poor chick suddenly started limping and now she isn't able to get up without toppling over. I tried splinting her legs but that was uncomfortable and then I tried taping them together so they didn'… read more
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DrPatsyFields
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My baby chick can't stand up. It started last week. One leg
it started last week. One leg looks no different than the other She was walking around when we bought her … read more
DrMegan
DrMegan
Owner, Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
438 satisfied customers
Chick will be 2 weeks old tomorrow. Swollen leg on one side.
Chick will be 2 weeks old tomorrow. Swollen leg on one side. Lays to side with swollen leg out. Walks (hobbles) some - and stands on swollen leg (only) - but mostly lays down. Breathes heavy. No cough… read more
DrMegan
DrMegan
Owner, Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
438 satisfied customers
I have a chicken whose right leg is extended back, it has
I have a chicken whose right leg is extended back, it has trouble moving it forward, but will do so, but is dragging it's foot. It kind of looks like spradle leg, except the leg is extended backward, … read more
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56,966 satisfied customers
We have baby chicks that were born on May 15 and they are
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a baby chick... about 3 weeks old. He doesn't want to
Hello, I have a baby chick... about 3 weeks old. He doesn't want to walk anymore. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Follow Up] My new baby chick has a broken leg. What can I do
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Dr. Jo
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My husband and I have hatched several chick's this weekend
Hi! My husband and I have hatched several chick's this weekend and we have one baby that it looks like the joint on the leg is swollen and the baby isn't putting any weight on it. I don't know what do… read more
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Kelly Hill
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720 satisfied customers
I have a new chick who was hatched in late June. Completely
I have a new chick who was hatched in late June. Completely healthy and full of energy. He (I presume), ran all over the chicken run. Then it appears he got "straddle" legged, like his co-sibling a we… read more
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We just received baby chicks that were hatched for a school
We just received baby chicks that were hatched for a school project. They started with our eggs...we have different egg laying breeds. Is there anything I can do for the 3 chicks that each have a bad … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicks: day old..one stopped being able to walk (we had been careful
We ordered 12 day old chicks two months ago. When they were just a few days, one stopped being able to walk (we had been careful to keep pine chips in the bottom of the box to avoid splayed leg). We t… read more
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