chick with leg problem

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

  1. charlotteda

    charlotteda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This little girl... hatched Monday am has spraddle but it doesnt really seem to be both legs... one leg is turned out all the way up into the hip area. I dont want to put her down but if there is no hope I dont want to wait. I have her legs taped with a bandaid and that has helped but I cant keep that hip turned inward...

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  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    don't be bashful with the tape.

    do what ever it takes to align the legs.. the earlier the treatment the more likely it will work..

    I hate it when that happens.. I only have about a 50/50 success..

    I am getting better at it though..

    I had a 2 month old turkey that got beat up really bad from my Tom. It ended up with a club foot.

    I made a splint to fit the 3 toes and used duct tape to hold everything together.. after 2 weeks I took it off and the foot is just fine, now..
     

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