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Baby Chick Deformed Help!!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by farmgirl93, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. farmgirl93

    farmgirl93 New Egg

    Mar 23, 2017
    First ever hatch first chick out healthy and others are pippng away! But the second chick can't stand up one leg is deformed and stuck straight out backwards. I don't know what to do!!!!
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great links from redsoxs already so I'll just say hello and hope that someone can help you out.

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    He probably isn't deformed but, was stuck in a bad position in the egg. He may straighten out on his own but, just in case do post on the ER thread and you might also put "baby chick leg problems," in the search box. Some items should pop up.
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Best of luck with your chick, I hope the ER members can help you out.
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under farmgirl93 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Aaaw, I am sorry to hear about your little one and hope that Diva is right and (s)he just has a ‘cramp-type’ thing going on.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Howdy! Splay-legged chicks can be corrected with proper bandage support. However you must remember to not restrict blood supply and remember how quickly those little chicks grow. Vet Wrap is my favorite tape for this type of support. Be sure to stretch it before applying it. You can cut it to the size you need and is very lightweight. Good luck!
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  8. farmgirl93

    farmgirl93 New Egg

    Mar 23, 2017
    The chick didn't make it through the night even after we splinted bad leg to good. Mother nature's work at hand. So far rest of chicks healthy and happy! Thank you for all of the advice and links! So happy I joined this site. I love my chickens and can't wait to add these babies to the rest of the flock!
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    May 22, 2013
    The USA
    My Coop
  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Sorry you lost your little chick.

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