Chick with splayed legs...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickengirl993, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. chickengirl993

    chickengirl993 New Egg

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    Hi.. I recently hatched a chick with splayed legs. I looked up how to treat it and have the "hobbles" on her legs. I used a small rubber band and a small piece of drinking straw in the middle.. She doesn't really seem to be walking at all with that on but my question is.. How long should I leave the hobbles on for it to correct the problem?? Thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    You might try a bandaid cut in two lengthwise or vet wrap strips which are easily removed. Some chicks with hatching problems just can't stand, but I would keep trying different methods. a chick chair may help get her up to strengthen the legs. Look at this link, and here are some chick chair ideas:
    http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2012/04/spraddle-leg.html

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  3. chickengirl993

    chickengirl993 New Egg

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    Thank you Eggcessive!! I will have to try that!
     

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