Chick with weird leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by prncss4frog, May 2, 2009.

  1. prncss4frog

    prncss4frog New Egg

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    Hi,
    I got a chick from the feedstore and her right leg sticks out in front of her at all times. I can bend it back like the other and she doesnt seem to mind.
    Is it fixable? Should I mess with it? I have pics, but dont know how to post them
    amy
     
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    I had one similar this year, except it went slightly behind. We used the "band-aid method". You can do a search on this forum for band-aid method (may need to try band-aid, band aid, etc to see what works). We kept it on for a week and now at 5.5 weeks, he is fine (honestly we can't tell which one is him anymore!). Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. prncss4frog

    prncss4frog New Egg

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    Thanks for your help. she seems to be improving. She is atleast sitting on both her feet. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2009
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    That's good. I hope she keeps improving! [​IMG]
     
  5. cugo18

    cugo18 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have the same problem and i did the band-aid deal and with in 20-30 mins you do see the difference in the birds walking and holding upi so much better. keep us updated and practice on trying to get some pics up im going to be doing the same thing during the week. take care
     

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