chick slightly deformed...Spraddle?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kefiren, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. kefiren

    kefiren Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a Polish chick that was trapped in an egg that I think he was too big for. It seems as though the beak is curved downwards. The right leg at first didn't want to work for it, but he eventually got it moving. Now, one toe is curved on that foot. The rightmost one, doesn't show much in pic. The chick walks funny, sort of waddles. The legs are only slightly apart, not like in the spraddle videos. He can walk, but he waddles and squats. squattles around? I've washed him but he hasn't fluffed great yet. Advice?[​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2012
  2. i haven't experienced this before but i can say that i think he will be fine.
  3. RoyalFlock

    RoyalFlock Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2012
    Miami, Florida
    I had a chick that had curved toes and walked funny... he grew up to be a beautiful white bantam rooster but he still walked funny, lol.
    Your chick should be fine :)
  4. kefiren

    kefiren Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks so much, chloezoebob and royalflock!
  5. no problem! [​IMG] lol
  6. kefiren

    kefiren Chillin' With My Peeps

    unfortunately, this little guy passed away after about 4 days. he wasn't growing, i think because he couldn't eat or drink well with his curved beak. he was an awesome little guy though--a very bold little chick.

    his curved foot self-corrected, which is kind of interesting.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  7. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

    Sep 28, 2011
    Byhalia, MS
    Oh no, I'm so sorry!! [​IMG]
  8. kefiren

    kefiren Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks for the hugs silkymom

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