Chick with bad leg? Not spraddle?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by boli69, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. boli69

    boli69 Just Hatched

    Aug 18, 2016
    6 out of 7 serama chicks hatched in my incubator 3 days ago. 5 seem healthy and active but one of them has a bad leg. At first i thought it was spraddle but upon closer inspection i realized thia was different. His toes are curled up and so is the entire leg. When i try to straighten it he cries out in pain. I have also noticed when he tries to move the leg his wing moves the same way and if i move his wing the leg moves too. He cant get up much he only tries to hop on his good leg. I feel like it might be a tendon or something. Anyone have any idea what this could be? Is it possible and helpful to amputate the leg?
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Sounds like a deformation. Could you post some photos of the leg? Nothing can be done for deformed birds. If it is capable of a quality of life, then allow it to survive, if not, it should be humanely culled.

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