3 day old chick with spraddle leg and another problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmerWife, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. FarmerWife

    FarmerWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I have a Buff Orpington chick that hatched three days ago, it appears to have spraddle leg, and another problem with it's feet or legs. It wants to walk on it's legs?? The joint is looking a little red, and his feet don't bend to go straight on the floor. Have any of you had this issue, and what did you do about it? I know a lot of these problems can be resolved, I was taping it's legs with vet wrap but if it's feet don't bend either, I don't know what to do. I't wants to hobble around with it's legs flat, it's like it can't raise it's body. Some advice would be very much appreciated, such a cute little thing, I don't want to cull my chick. Thanks,

    Dianna
    (Formerly Hickabilly Housewife, have changed usernames.)
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. FarmerWife

    FarmerWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!
     

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