Originally Posted by gabrielle1976
Butter hatched with one leg going inward and under so far I havent had any luck wrapping it right or so that it will stay but I should be getting vet wrap soon so hopefully that will stay in place better but its getting harder to manipulate her leg. Newly hatched babies are very pliable but lose it quickly she will be a week old tammrow.She hasnt tried moveing with her feet in her Butter mobile yet but I think its good for her to be upright instead of laying flat all the time. I am just brain storming to figure out what I can make her Butter mobie out of as she gets bigger
Wrote this but noticed she is grown now!!!
What do you do with her now? did her leg get better?. Does she have a chick chair now ?
should have read all the post not just this last one.!!She is a preciously darling. with a cute name !
Hope it is just her leg and not hip too like mine .
I have a 20 week old that had that same leg.But her hip is out of kilter too sticks out
I also could not find a way to tape her leg and get it to stay i tried 20 things. some 2 or 3 things a day sometimesTape wouls unglue fro mthe heat ion the brooder roomtriedevery kind icoud think of evne duct tape it didnt work either
I put her in a chick chair but the poo got all over her butt even wiith a hole as shed move the material by moving around. and she would draw her legs up under her so the chair wasnt doing any good like it should
..after about 3 weeks of leg braces of all diff kinds whatever i could come up with that would stay on I felt with the hip cockeyed i was torturing her to try and make the leg go straight I gave up
.Now sadly she just flops around in her box. other baby chicks are in the room and she can see some . I have dogs and cats all over the house so not safe to bring her out of there.
Lately she had found she can lay on her side and move herself with her leg a little . Looks like shes having a fit but shes just playing.
I get her out at least 3-4 times a day and let her"FLY" lift her i n the air and let her flap her wings. for as long as she can.
Thing is now the good leg is all crooked from using it to push herself around .i am sorry i didint try more t o find some vehicle that she wouldnt get out of or poo all over whe n she got bigger as both legs are usless now and totally twisted. from sitting on them all the time and keeping herself upright. I havent had time to try and come u pwith some thing with wheels that she would be in like this lego cart..
Wonder if icould make one or if she would be too heavy now to keep it upright shes not as big as a 20 week old hen maybe 1/3-1/2 the size. I know she should have been culled but at least she has some kind of life if not very much of one.
Edited by Roxannemc - 1/14/13 at 10:01am