chicks leg HELP!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stephanie1992, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I posted this in Raising chicks section also

    This chick hatched with its leg curled behind it and its toes are messed up to. it cant stand up and just lays there. what can i do to help its leg??

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  2. Wolftalk

    Wolftalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its not broken, i think it would be okay to wrap it with vet rap to try and staiten it out. Hope it all works out! Keep us posted on the little guy! Good luck!
     
  3. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:ok thank u ill try that. its not broken. it can move it. when it came out of the egg some yellow stuff was wrapped around this leg. ill post how it does
     
  4. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has the chick tried to stand/walk, or even move about? How does it do? If you try very gently to move the leg, can you move it into its correct position? If you are able to move it, maybe the treatment for splayed or spraddle leg will work. Here is a link with step-by-step instructions. http://www.poultryhelp.com/spraddle.html I hope someone with more experience will come along soon for you. In the meantime, it might help to give us as many details as you can about how the chick and leg move.
     
  5. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok thank u ill try that. its not broken. it can move it. when it came out of the egg some yellow stuff was wrapped around this leg. ill post how it does

    It's a good sign that the leg can move, so hopefully you can straighten it out [​IMG]
     
  6. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:its trying to stand now. i can move the leg to the correct position but it just goes back. im ganna make a splint to hold it in place.thank u for the info [​IMG]
     
  7. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please keep us posted and let us know how you make out - good luck!
     
  8. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. ruffles

    ruffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Athletic tape and popsicle sticks may help,

    Athletic tape adheres to itself

    Oh, poultrypedia.com may have some useful vet info
     
  10. rbaker0345

    rbaker0345 Big Mamma Brahma

    Do some physical therapy with a pencil. Push the feet with the pencil against the chicks body in the correct position as if it were perching on a stick.
     

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