baby chick deformed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sabong, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. sabong

    sabong In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2010
    I have a baby chick that is 1 1/2 days took this bird forever to hatch and when it hatched i realized its inside toe on each foot was crooked (pointing inward)...well i was told it was no biggie but know the little thing has one leg that it can barely lays with it pointing out the back stretched out and it has to waddle to get to food or water...anyone know what the problem might be and how i can fix it?[​IMG]
  2. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Western Kentucky
    You can splint this toes/foot on the chick and it will probably be fine. Go to this site for pictures on how or do a search on toes and splinting on here.
  3. peaceful

    peaceful Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    BC Canada
    yes here is more info on spraddle leg, with pictures:
    also I have straightened curled toes with tape (duct tape or carpet tape) left on for several days to a week.

    (The above would be if it is otherwise strong enough. Sometimes the odd chick that hatches out from an incubator mysteriously dies within the first couple of days, and weird leg problems can be a sign. Incubators do a much worse job of hatching than hens in my experience. )

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