Chick can't walk

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickedydoodaa, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. chickedydoodaa

    chickedydoodaa Taking a break

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    I have a chick a two days old and he/she cannot stand up and walk. The left leg sticks out when he lays down, straight out. Have any of you seen this before and had chicks recover from it? or did you have to cull?

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  2. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    look in search for splayed leg
    I had one like this you take a bandaid and wrap one end around one leg and the other around the other leg . just don't wrap to too tight.
    this trains the leg to stay in.
    Mine is a very healthy yr old now
     
  3. kriswester

    kriswester Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Serama chick with EXACTLY the same thing. I've been trying the band-aid thing but it's VERY hard to get it on the leg properly as small as this chick is. I'm still trying tho' and I'm determined to do my best. I don't know if there is a posibility of future problems if it doesn't work or only half-way works. I'm keeping it seperate from all the other chicks so it doesn't get any worse. I hope you have good luck with it. Some people advise culling the chick but I'm way to softhearted myself.....
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Jamie821

    Jamie821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just put a hobble on it as soon as possible and it will fix in a couple of days
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:How long did you have the bandaid on?

    Ours has been on a week. If we take it off, he has trouble again. I'm thinking at least another week?
     
  6. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    I left the bandaid on for a week
     
  7. kriswester

    kriswester Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had a band-aid on mine for a week and when I changed band-aids last night I checked him out and it doesn't seem much better if any. Is there a possibility it won't work at all? How long do you give it?
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  8. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    I gave mine a week and a half. I couldn't stand to see her suffer and she wasn't getting better. I've heard mixed results so I think it's a personal decision. Sorry you have to make that decision but i know you will do what's best for the chick. Good Luck
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:How long did you have the bandaid on?

    Ours has been on a week. If we take it off, he has trouble again. I'm thinking at least another week?

    Some chicks are just stubborn and may need longer. Is it standing ok with the bandaid on?
     
  10. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    My little on had that and I put a band aid (cut in half length wise) and he was fine in about three to four days [​IMG]
     

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