Chick walking backward..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by growinupinfl, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if this chick just has spraddle leg that has gone horribly awry, or what.. If it doesn't get better soon I'm gonna have to cull it.. It is a roughly two week old Wheaton Marans, I didn't realize it was walking this way till me moved it to a much bigger brooder with more room to move.. Here is a video so you can see what I'm talking about

    http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l629/growinupinfl/?action=view&current=VIDEO0014.mp4

    Anyone ever see this before..
    Christal
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2011
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I can't get the video to work!! [​IMG]
     
  3. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think I got it fixed
     
  4. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not walking backwards, that's falling! [​IMG]

    Maybe you should just cull? Doesn't seem like it can get around very well.
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    It doesn't look like spraddle leg. It looks like it's legs are just straight out in front in one of the shots. Can it stand? i wouldn't cull just yet. Would be good to get some more opinions, hopefully from folks who have experienced this before.
     
  6. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it really can't stand up right. We are currently trying to hold it and make it keep it's legs under it right..

    Christal
     

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