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Date Posted: 13:20:47 04/10/13 Wed
Author: Karolee Russell (Concerned for my little "Peep")
Subject: 3 week old Barred Rock Chick cannot stand

We have 10 three week old chicks, the chicks were in a 50 gal tub with a brood lamp, tray food dish, and waterer. the bottom had 1" pine chips. We were gone overnight and when we came back and checked on the chicks, one was not able to stand. We separated her to keep her safe, and after 2 days no improvement, we brought her to the vets. They x-rayed her and found no obvious breaks or dislocations but felt her right hip might be dislocated. They gave us one week worth of pain meds. She still cannot stand but is eating and drinking. I am worried about her, even though she is eating, she does not seem to be growing at the same rate as her sisters, and seems thin to me. She does not stand on either leg, but the right leg seems to be the biggest problem, she seems to have no strength in it. Is there some special diet I can give her to keep her strength up? What else should I do? Do you think a Chick-Chair would help? I think that if I can get her strength up she will eventually heal, she has a lot of determination! Thank you

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