Chicks with leg problems HELP!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alleyoops25, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning i got my chicks in from Ideal, and as a whole i am impressed. BUt i do have a problem with a few of them. They have what i think is spaddled legs I am not sure. They cannot get their legs under themselves at all, and cant get aroung to the food and water. Is their anythign i can do to help them?[​IMG] I have never had this problem before, i know that i have seen others with these problems but cant remeber what they did. PLease help!!!!
     
  2. Nupine

    Nupine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2007
    Ohio
    You usually have to let nature take its course. But there is another option. I have only heard of this with ducks, but you could try to tie there legs in a natural position untill they learn to walk.
     
  3. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I think i will have to try it. I am a sissy when it comes to babies. I cant kill em, but dont want to watch them suffer either. If i cant figure something out i am going to have to have my nirghbor come and end their suffering.
     

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