CHicken with messed up leggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by momofsamjontori, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. momofsamjontori

    momofsamjontori Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a baby chick that has his legs not working - they are folding in and together almost make a diamond. --
     
  2. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a photo? I'm having a hard time visualizing the position.
    Are the hocks ("knees") together & the feet pointed out, or are the feet together & the hocks pointed out? Does the chick lie on its belly or its side?
    How old is it? Did it take a long time to hatch?
    Do you have it on non-slip footing such as a paper towel, rather than newspaper?
    Hope we can help with a little more info [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2008
  3. momofsamjontori

    momofsamjontori Out Of The Brooder

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    It is laying on it's belly and it's ffet arte seperate but they do not work - it is like they are when they are in the shell - af if they can not move - I have him on a washcloth - I have given him water with the dropper and he has food beside him, but when I put him in the brooder the others pick on him and he can't get away except to use his wings to move. - my camera is broken - I wish that I could post a pic.
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Try seaching spralled leg and see if that is what it might be. How long ago did he hatch ??
     
  5. momofsamjontori

    momofsamjontori Out Of The Brooder

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    He hatched yesterday and his toes are curled under - where the other chicks are able to walk, but he can't because his toes are curled. I have given him water with a dropper and crumbled food in front of him - I will look that up thank you
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    If its his toes that are curled up then search "curled toe"
    that can be fixed with booties. If its his legs that arent working b/c they are out to the side then search spralled leg !!
     

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