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2 day old Chick with straight leg and possibly pigeon toed? PLEASE HELP. (Pictures in thread)

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Can some one please help me figure out the problem here? This chick is 2 days old it walks with the right leg straight almost, and its toes do not seem right to me. Is there anything I can do to correct it????

 

 

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There are several different leg problems in chicks including slipped tendon, splay leg, and leg bone deformities. Starting chick vitamins in the water right away is the first thing to do, since many foot and leg problems are caused by a deficiency. Durvet vitamins and electrolytes, SavaAChick, and Vitamins with Lactobacillus by Rooster Booster are added to the water and very good.Here is some reading for you:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6401121_Valgus-varus_deformity_of_the_intertarsal_joint_in_broiler_chickens

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1051/leg-health-in-large-broilers/

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/879233/slipped-tendon-in-chick-anyone-ever-try-to-fix-this-experiences

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

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/spraddle-leg-in-baby-chicks-what-is-it.html

https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

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