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Date Posted: 22:55:28 04/10/13 Wed
Author: D C T -- friendly poultry orthopedist
Subject: Re: 3 week old Barred Rock Chick cannot stand
In reply to: Karolee Russell 's message, "3 week old Barred Rock Chick cannot stand" on 13:20:47 04/10/13 Wed

It is possible that there could have been an injury to the
hip joint....perhaps something startled the chicks and they
piled up on top of one of them. The condition that I call
"straddle legs" usually occurs to newly hatched chicks
when they are on a slippery serface OR when a mother hen
accidentally steps on one of her chicks. This is treated
with the "hobble brace". Rest in a chick chair might help.
To be certain what the problem is you can make a close up
photo or two of the legs or even a short video clip made
with a cell phone or iphone. I do not own one of those
but since my computer upgrade you can email those to me

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