Chick Walking on Hock?

Angelique

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 1, 2009
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So I hatched this chick two days ago, he was the only one out of five eggs to hatch. He's had this problem since he's born from what I can tell, and he was on paper towels in the bator. He still isn't able to walk My mom thinks it's spraddle legs so we're trying the band-aid method, but I'm just not sure if it's the problem. He kind of scoots around on his belly by pushing with his legs and flapping his wings. One of his legs seems normal and he's tried to sort of stand a couple of times, but his bad leg is hindering him. When I hold him and let his legs hang free, his good leg hangs like normal, but he keeps the other one up near him.

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Is it spraddle foot or something else? How can I fix it?
 
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ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
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These are the two websites I like to tell people about- after reading about them here of course.

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKRaisingChicks.html
http://www.poultryhelp.com/spraddle.html

Also, someone tried to put a chick in a teacup temporarily - I will try to find the link.
Couldn't find it and I don't know if that is what is warranted in this situation anyway.

Thru dlhunicorn-(fellow BYCer) I have found this page:
http://msucares.com/poultry/feeds/poultry_twisted_leg.html

I don't know if this will be helpful to you or not.

Is it truly spraddle leg or is it a twisted leg? I don't know.
 
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