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Okay so I've got this chick that is like a month and like 18 days I believe and she had a splayed leg. I attempted to fix it after about a week, I thought it was perfectly fine but recently I noticed it's gotten a lot worse and it hurts her a lot she hates it, but I've started back up with putting the tape and stuff on her legs to re correct it and I was wondering how long it would take to heal. She does also have curled toes because of her leg, again I just recently discord that her toes were fine when she hatched and I also noticed as I was putting on tape that her one legs looks about an inch or two longer than the other....... That's really weird so I was just wondering, is it too late to fix her leg? If not, how long will it take? I don't know if this has anything to do with how long it'll take to heal, but I do believe that she is a mix of like three different chickens her father is a chochin and barbed rock mix and I believe, but only about 5% sure, her mother is a silky if that's not her mother, I have no clue what her mother is I only think silky because when she first hatched, her belly was mostly white, but now all over her is is like a barbed Rick pattern like her father except there's more grey than white
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I'm not sure how to answer your question as I do not have any experience with splayed legs, but it is concerning that one leg is significantly longer than the other.  For better, and more, responses, you may want to consider posting this in the "emergencies forum" instead.  Hopefully someone there can give you the information you seek.

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I agree with trailrider

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x3 on trailrider330's suggestion.

 

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Did you keep her on a smooth surface? Sometimes that causes splayed legs. Paper towels or an old towel will help her get traction to stand and to build leg muscles. Well, that's my two cents. Good luck with her and I hope she recovers quickly.
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When they were hatching, for awhile they were on news paper and I've always used that in the past with no problems at all as I took her out of the nest, I noticed her leg and when I did some research, I did see you shouldn't use news paper so I switch to paper towels and now they've been on straw for a few weeks but I do know her leg wasn't caused from the newspaper because I saw the legs when I first brought her in. I took them outside to play for awhile, and one of the older chickens went running at her because she had a worm and the tale broke and I didn't want to leave the other three chicks out by themselves so I left it and she was actually walking okay with only a slight limp she wasn't running around with the other chicks, she mostly stayed in place, but every once in a while when one of the other chicks came running at her, she walked away with little problem and with the leg that looked longer than the other, she should be fine I'm only really worried about her toes because that's her main problem now but I'm too afraid to try and correct it because the last chick I had had curled toes and when I put stuff on his toes, the next morning he drowned in the water bowl. Sure he was only a day or two old, but I'm too scared with her. I'll give her a few days to see how her legs get and if she keeps limping, because I'm pretty sure the only reason she's limping is because of her toes, I will try to correct them and if that doesn't work..... I don't know what to do.....
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When they were hatching, for awhile they were on news paper and I've always used that in the past with no problems at all as I took her out of the nest, I noticed her leg and when I did some research, I did see you shouldn't use news paper so I switch to paper towels and now they've been on straw for a few weeks but I do know her leg wasn't caused from the newspaper because I saw the legs when I first brought her in. I took them outside to play for awhile, and one of the older chickens went running at her because she had a worm and the tale broke and I didn't want to leave the other three chicks out by themselves so I left it and she was actually walking okay with only a slight limp she wasn't running around with the other chicks, she mostly stayed in place, but every once in a while when one of the other chicks came running at her, she walked away with little problem and with the leg that looked longer than the other, she should be fine I'm only really worried about her toes because that's her main problem now but I'm too afraid to try and correct it because the last chick I had had curled toes and when I put stuff on his toes, the next morning he drowned in the water bowl. Sure he was only a day or two old, but I'm too scared with her. I'll give her a few days to see how her legs get and if she keeps limping, because I'm pretty sure the only reason she's limping is because of her toes, I will try to correct them and if that doesn't work..... I don't know what to do.....
Well, she has a good momma. She is in good hands. She sounds like a fighter. smile.png
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