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BROKEN LEG OR SRADDLE LEG???? UPDATE

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dddCT, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. dddCT

    dddCT Songster

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    ] I have a 2 day old RIR that seems to not be able to walk. He/she seems to be able to use the leg to scatch with and I see it trying to stretch the leg out but it can't bear weight on the leg and seems to end up hopping instead of walking. The leg doesn't appear to be splayed out and when it sits it is tucked under her and not out to the side like the pictures I've seen of spraddle leg.

    I'm not sure what to do. She seems pretty healthy other wise and is eating and drinking and pooping. Can this be fixed?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Have you tried a splint?

    I don't speak from experience at all - maybe try searching for "chick" or "splint" and see what you get?
     

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