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2 day old chick has a leg that just started acting weird

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tberggren, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Songster

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    any idea's what the problem could be?
    It sticks it out like the joints won't bend.

    Is there some nutritional issue I am missing, they are on Purina's Start and Grow. they had the gro gel the first day, some sugar in the water yesterday and today.

    Thanks for your help
     

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    May have spradle leg. If one is sticking out, that's what it is. Use a bandaid to splint them together for a week. It works.

    This little guy will be 7 weeks old on Saturday and he's crowing already!

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  3. tberggren

    tberggren Songster

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    Thank you so much for sharing. I put one on and will see what it does.
    Any idea's what causes this??
     

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