chick with ankle problem

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by charlotteda, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. charlotteda

    charlotteda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2008
    Pickens SC
    This chick... hatched Monday am had a bit of crooked toes. I thought he was spraddle but actually that isnt so bad but his foot (ankle) wont turn right.. ? I just cant get it roll over and stay.

  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    What causes this to happen ? I had 2 in my very first hatch that had spraddle leg and curled toes. Ended up culling both.

    Just wonder if someone knows what causes it ?
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I don't what causes it but I do know it is fairly common. Have you tried the tape between the leggs like where their knees would be? I think that may work better.

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