Chicks Joints Fused? Legs are Stuck Up Against Abdomen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by deenamr, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. deenamr

    deenamr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One day old today. Checked at the vet today. The joints are not solid just extremly tight. The legs are up against the body. The feet don't seem to be responsive but are not cold or off color. I am thinking of giving it a few days with exercise trying to make the limbs more movable and if no change or poor life quality having it euthanized. Has anyone seen this before. It is definately not spraddle/splay leg. It is kind of the opposite.
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    maybe just a little warmth and message.. be carefull though not to put to much pressure those little knees and such are tiny. Goodluck [​IMG]
     

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