Chick defect

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ErinBrewster, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. ErinBrewster

    ErinBrewster New Egg

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    A friend of mine found a chick at a feed store and brought it to me. It appears to of hatched like this and the left leg doesn't have a joint and is half the the size of the other leg. Has anyone e else seen this before?[​IMG]
     
  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Oh bless her heart! Is she able to eat and drink on her own? Is she trying to get around somehow? Chickens are pretty resilient and even one legged. Birds learn to get by quite well. If the anatomy of the leg was normal you could try a splint but if it's not normal I doubt splinting will help.you might help her out, make sure she eats and during her growing time isn't getting hurt by others and I'm sure she will learn to hop around. Or be mobile somehow by compensating her handicap.you can try a splint and see if it helps her get around.she will need your help until she learns to compensate.
     
  3. ErinBrewster

    ErinBrewster New Egg

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    She eats and drinks fine and has amazing balance. She will be a very spoiled chicken :)
     

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