Chick hatched with a bad leg.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kenlavway, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. kenlavway

    kenlavway New Egg

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    We are new to hatching or chickens and one of our chicks hatched yesterday with a bad leg. He/she can not put it down and I can see that the leg just below the joint looks curved not straight like the rest of the chicks. They are black Jersey Giants and started hatching yesterday morning. Is there anything I can do to help this chick? The chick seems healthy otherwise.
     
  2. kenlavway

    kenlavway New Egg

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    thank you
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    sure! update?
     
  4. kenlavway

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    It's doing fine and the other 5 chicks seem to be helping it not pecking at her. I was kinda surprised at that and though they would pick on it. Im going to bring home some foam board tomorrow from work and make it a little brace like on that page you sent me.
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    Awesome!! keep me updated and post a pic of how it goes with her!!
     

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