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Baby chicken can't stand on his legs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by creevert, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. creevert

    creevert Hatching

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    I have a newly hatched chicken that can't stand on his legs..they just spread outward..What should I do?
     

  2. Chotii

    Chotii Songster

    You can try using a band-aid as shown in this link (you'll have to cut and paste it, I can't make the link work today):

    http://www.silkiechickens.com/splayed_leg_in_chicks.htm

    ...and if that's all that's wrong with the baby, it might do okay. If there's other underlying problems/congenital problems, maybe not. [​IMG] At least it's easy to do, and may help.
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2010
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Band-aid between his legs. The cotton part between, the sticky part wrap around his legs. It helps to cut it in half lengthwise to get a better fit. It will help him stand and strengthen the leg muscles to help him walk. We had a chick like that and he is fine now [​IMG]
     
  4. Tartannik

    Tartannik Songster

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    We had a silkie like that and I put a plaster (band aid) on his wee legs for a few days and you would never know now that there had been anything wrong with him!
     

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