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baby chick please help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by melnozozo, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. melnozozo

    melnozozo Hatching

    Feb 18, 2009
    This is the second time I have rasied baby chicks. The first time was really successful. This time though I have one with an injured leg. I am not sure on how it happened. She seems to get around but not too well. Is there anything I can do to help her. The other chick just seem to walk all over her.

  2. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    You will want to do a search here on "spraddle leg". There is a way to fashion a little splint. You may want to move this post to the emergencies/illness section, you will probably get more help there.

    Good luck, from what I have read the condition can be healed.
  3. Jamie821

    Jamie821 Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    Niota, Tennessee
    your can make a hobble from surgical tape or a bandaid. pull the legs in the postion they should be and tape above the foot to about the right space of the other chick. You need to put it in a small area so the others dont pick on it and leave it on for two days remove and check if not right tape again. It fixes easily

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