3-4 week old chick with deformed leg I need help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Twisted Sisters, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Twisted Sisters

    Twisted Sisters New Egg

    Apr 5, 2012
    I started hatching my own chicks this year - it is going well but I have this one chick whose right leg must have been twisted oddly in its shell. The left seems fine but the right one sticks out straight to the side - she tries to get up and I think she will figure it out (how to balance) soon but I think the straight leg actually gets in her way. Should I try to break and splint it, amputate it, or put her down? If I am going to splint or amputate what should I do for an anesthetic?
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2012

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