Chickie with legs bent back

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PreschoolChickens, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. PreschoolChickens

    PreschoolChickens New Egg

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    We have a chick that hatched on Saturday night that has it's legs both completely facing backwards, with her belly on the ground. Sunday it just looked like spraddle, so we did the bandaid, but now they are both backwards and the chick cannot stand. It doesnt seem to hurt to put them back under her. I am at a loss as to what to do to help.
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    Thanks
     
  2. PreschoolChickens

    PreschoolChickens New Egg

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    Anyone have any ideas? I have 12 preschoolers asking me if I can fix her, and I need to either prepare them for do something!
     
  3. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
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    i just had one to hatch and it did the same. legs out backwards. tried the bandaid and it didnt make it. sorry. i wish i could help more.
     
  4. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Sorry to say it but it souds like it needs to be cull. [​IMG]
     
  5. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    since your dealing with kids as well, you could tell them the chick had to go to the vet/doctor.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Then the kids are gonna want to know what the vet did or said...
     
  7. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Quote:Say he said it needed to go to a specialist in California and can't be back for 6 years, by then they would've forgot.
     
  8. PreschoolChickens

    PreschoolChickens New Egg

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    Thanks for the feedback. We have been really careful to keep the kids focus on the 'healthy' chicks. I am planning to tell them that we sent him to a friend of ours so she could fix him. Ironicly that's where our roosters go to also be "fixed" lol.

    It's so hard, I get so attached to them. This has been a really hard hatch.

    Thank you
     
  9. rebecky1305

    rebecky1305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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