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Chick with a crooked leg?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crazyforchicks, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. crazyforchicks

    crazyforchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out a chick a week ago and its leg is crooked, It is really healthy but the leg is twisted kind of to the side instead of down. I really want to save this guy because there is nothing wrong with it otherwise. Is there any kind of boot I can put on this chick that can train the leg to grow straight? If I try and turn the joint it will move in the correct way, Any help is greatly appreciated!!!


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  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Maybe a set of hobbles out of a bandaid?



    Good Luck with the adorable chick.
     
  3. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    I had a chick hatch with the same exact thing. I tried boots, band-aids, you name it. However, it is now 3 or 4 weeks old, still has its let sticking out, but gets around fine, drinks, eats and is very friendly. It is a very tiny chick by the way. But also very pretty. [​IMG]
     
  4. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    PS: I think I will probably keep it off to itself more than not. Also hoping it is a nice broody chick.
     
  5. mystus808

    mystus808 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once saw a wild rooster without one foot. it hoped around for about 6 months before it disappeared. So if you cant fix it it should live.
     

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