chick can't walk

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hillbilly37074, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. hillbilly37074

    hillbilly37074 New Egg

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    friday my hen hatched off 8 little game chicks ones legs stick out to the front or back but it gets around...i might give it some phyisical thearpy tomorrow as a break from my bee hives
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Try searching for splay leg or splayed leg.. If you dont know where the serach is its in the blue box at thetop of the page just click on search and see what happens.. Sorry i havent had this but many on here have.
     
  3. cicene mete

    cicene mete Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Straddle Leg
    Straddle leg is when the legs of a chick get splayed out. This is usually caused by keeping them on newspaper or another slippery surface. Kitchen paper is a good alternative. This sometimes also occurs because of the chick struggling to get around if it has a severe number of crooked toes. In this case both treatments should be carried out at

    Treatment can be done with a hobble brace. It is made of the same kind of plaster tape as the chick shoes above. It must be wide enough to allow the chick to walk, and low enough that it doesn't stick to it's fluffy down when it sits down. Leave this hobble brace on for a 24 hours and then remove. If there is still a problem, put it back on and check again in 24 hours. Do this for as long as necessary, and give the chick special attention to make sure that it eats and drinks properly.


    http://www.freewebs.com/professorchickensdiseases/deformities.htm
     
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Quote:Thanks I couldnt for the life of me remeber that word
     
  5. hillbilly37074

    hillbilly37074 New Egg

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    oh i have them on a slick surface, alubond. i took the little one out and put the splints on their legs best if you hold them upside down by their feet while appling duct tape, then i put it back in the brooder mother and all the syblings attacked but it did stand up right. i jerked it out and took the tape off and the hen likes to peck me so as i hold my hand in front of her beak i slipped it back into the pack and they got along find. i think the next time i try something like that i'll tape all of them up
    thanks for the advice
     
  6. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duct tape? I hope you didnt put duct tape on a chick!
    Folks are using bandaids
    they come off easier
    good luck!
     
  7. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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