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Originally Posted by zazouse View Post

Sounds great i wondered about rubber bands once never tried it, thanks for sharing this i will try it next time i get a chick like this. I do have a question my babies have tiny legs how do you keep the rubber bands from falling off? even the tinest rubber bands i have would seem big 
I use rubber bands sold for chick leg bands and they work well. I hook three together, one for each leg and one to go between. Sometimes if either of the legs is sticking out really far the bands will slide up too high so I'll put it below their hind toe. I'm always afraid it will get sore there so I check it often and move it as soon as I can. Usually doesn't take long since they can move around pretty well and learn to walk.
Edited by Dustystrail - 5/21/15 at 12:39pm
 
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post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by KsKingBee View Post
 

 

Great advice Q8!  Do you think it is too late or can I still do it on this one?  It has been out of the shell since the 17th and today is the 21st.

No, its not late, i fixed many chicks when they are 10 days or older, you will just need to put the shoe for longer time.

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india blue w/e, purple, splading bronze, pied, silver pied and bronze black shoulder, opal w/e, opal BS silver pied,opal silver pied cameo w/e, cameo BS pied w/e, cameo BS silver pied, spaldings and muticus green

 

 

 

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post #43 of 49

Here is a picture to show you the size of my elastics.  As you can see they are much smaller than a penny. The elastics still hang loosely around their legs which is good because you don't want to cut off circulation, however, their spread out toes keep them on. I buy the elastics at a pet store.  If you cant get them that small perhaps you can only use one elastic and knot it.  The other thing you could do is go to a craft or fabric store and look for very thin elastic that is used for lingerie or shirring.  They also make elasticized thread.  My elastics are working very well. My turkey chick is now walking without them.  No sign of splaying but he still limps a little.  I am sure you will find something that works.

post #44 of 49
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Those looks like the rubber bands I had to wear when I had braces on my teeth

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"Excuse me for working so hard but I must support the 12 milllion who are on Welfare"

 

 

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post #45 of 49

thank you for the pics and description on what to do. I am going to try this tonight

post #46 of 49

In the human baby weight is in the head ... in the baby peacock weight is in the abdomen!

post #47 of 49

Hello everyone!

 

I've been going through all of the splayed leg problems articles and I see a trend: You notice something is wrong basically as soon as the chick hatches. In my case though, both of them (I lost the first one), that isn't the case. There isn't a problem until about two or three weeks in. Then it starts as a limp, and then over time their leg starts to twist and point in the wrong direction. 

 

They still eat normally and run around until the leg is too far abnormally moved to be used. The first one I lost not to this problem but to an animal getting her because she couldn't run away. Now I have Beard, my americana and she started limping last week. We thought it was an injury because they had all been leaping around and jumping on each other, and otherwise going crazy, then she was limping after that. I kept watching for it to heal. She was walking on it still, just a little limp. No twisting, no real splaying, nothing like that. Now however her foot is starting to twist so that she's walking on the side of it. I have her legs taped right now but I don't really know if that's the right thing to do. Have any of you heard of this? I would really appreciate some advice. I really really don't want to lose her. She started out adorable and with her feathers coming in now she's going to be a beautiful bird. I


Edited by Airamith - 3/4/16 at 6:05pm
post #48 of 49

:( Sorry to hear about your little girl :hugs

 

I don't have personal experience with this, but from what I have read here it sounds like your problem may be twisted tibia, not splayed legs.

You might do a search here, and others will certainly advise you.

 

*BTW This is not the same as slipped tendon (just looked at your previous posts).


Edited by new 2 pfowl - 3/4/16 at 7:00pm

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post #49 of 49

new 2 pfowl;

 

Thank you so much for your advice! I searched for the twisted tibia and that matches my problem so much more! I am now following the advice of one of our posters that has plenty of experience with this. I feel like a monster because she is NOT happy about this, but if it saves her I will get over the guilt. I really really do appreciate your advice! 

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