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Chick has leg completely backwards...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dutchmother, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Dutchmother

    Dutchmother In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2017
    My 5-week chick has one leg completely backwards. It was a little wonky at around 3 weeks, but she got around great on it, so I didn't mess with it. Then my sister was hospitalized and my sons took care of the chicks for a couple of weeks, and now it's past 180 degrees. When I pick her up, the leg comes forward like normal, and when she climbs on stuff like their feeder or a rock, she brings it around. I'm considering getting some of that sticky horse wrap stuff and basically hobbling her two legs forward for a while to try and strengthen them in the right direction. Would that work?

    She doesn't seem to be in distress and the other chicks don't pick on her or anything. She's eating and drinking and still gets around, but she stumbles all over the place.

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