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Chick with splayed legs...

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Hi.. I recently hatched a chick with splayed legs. I looked up how to treat it and have the "hobbles" on her legs. I used a small rubber band and a small piece of drinking straw in the middle.. She doesn't really seem to be walking at all with that on but my question is.. How long should I leave the hobbles on for it to correct the problem?? Thanks!
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You might try a bandaid cut in two lengthwise or vet wrap strips which are easily removed. Some chicks with hatching problems just can't stand, but I would keep trying different methods. a chick chair may help get her up to strengthen the legs. Look at this link, and here are some chick chair ideas:

http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2012/04/spraddle-leg.html

 

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Edited by Eggcessive - 3/31/16 at 9:33am
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Thank you Eggcessive!! I will have to try that!
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