chick with ankle problem

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

  1. charlotteda

    charlotteda Songster 9 Years

    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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