Can't get the bandaid method to work on spraddle leg for bantam

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  1. melaniearej

    melaniearej Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I need some suggestions for bantams with spraddle leg. Does anyone else have issues with trying to get the bandaids on? These guys are so very tiny! I am afraid of hurting them. One died, and I have 2 more with same issue. One is not looking good. I have bantams but never raised them from babies and these things scare me.. I do fine with standards but never had any issues. Any easier way to help these guys?
     
  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about the one that died. Can you post pictures of what you are trying to do? Usually, you should cut the bandaid in half, lengthwise, and then put it on. For bantams, you may have to cut it in half another time. If the bantams are too old, it may not work.
     
  3. melaniearej

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    I used a really little bandaid. The bantam was only 1 day old. I am starting to think maybe something else is wrong. Another is getting ready to die I think.. pretty upset about this one. This one is 3 days old. I will see if I can take a picture
     
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  5. peopleRanimals2

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    Ok, so is the bandaid just not sticking to itself?
     
  6. melaniearej

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    This is another one having issues walking but not as bad as the other 2
     
  7. peopleRanimals2

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    I'm sorry about it dying
    Do you think that it's sick for some other reason?
     
  8. melaniearej

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    The bandaid was sticking to itself but did loosen up
     
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    Are they eating and drinking OK?
     
  10. melaniearej

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    I tried the rubber band thing too but she kept messing with it and got it off twice
     

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