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Baby chicken who can't walk very well

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Park, May 30, 2016.

  1. Park

    Park New Egg

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    I have a two day old chick who seems to have a problem with with his feet. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. xCombixGirlx

    xCombixGirlx Just Hatched

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    In what way is it walking funny? like it's trying to walk but can't stand up? it's feet seem to look fine, might be a case of splay or spraddle leg. if that is the case since it's so young it can be corrected in about 24 hours :)
    EDIT: ahh i misread that. sorry. does it's feet seem to curl when it tries to walk? that can also be corrected by making it little "shoes" to help keep it's feet flat
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2016
  3. Park

    Park New Egg

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    I tried putting a band through a straw but its foot keeps turning backward.
     
  4. xCombixGirlx

    xCombixGirlx Just Hatched

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    ifi ti leg is actually turning you can try taking some small sticks of even a strong piece of cardboard and some vet wraps or even bandages and make a splint for the leg to stabilize it just like you would do in a human. a stick or cardboard on each side and wrap it, just make sure it's secure but not to tight obviously. I hope everything works out!
     

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