had a chick hatch with curled toes. I fixed that and then one leg started to turn outward. now the other log has turned also. I am treating for splayed legs but it's not working. when I take the hobble off it almost just falls backwards and legs just go out. looks like it keeps getting worse. I am giveing nutridrence and now giving polivisol. the hocks want to go inward and feet out. seems weak in the legs also. It's almost 2 weeks old. Any suggestions??
knock kneed chick
It's possible that your chick has a leg bone deformity called varus valgus deformity. The hocks can be either bowed or have a knock-kneed appearance, and may worsen with age. Later, the hock tendon can rupture. I would continue the Nutri- drench at 3 ml a day since it contains trace minerals. Hopefully, your chick can get along in your flock, and I really hope that it's not a deformity.
Yes, 1-3 ml orally once a day is the dosage. Here is an article to read: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/6401121_Valgus-varus_deformity_of_the_intertarsal_joint_in_broiler_chickens
Edited by Eggcessive - 11/27/15 at 6:32pm