Cochin hatched with bad leg.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stephanie1992, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    This was an egg my cochin laid and my little cousin dropped it and it was cracked. i wrapped it in mascing tape not thinking it would hatch. well it did. It only uses one leg. its a week old now and the legs not getting any better. Anything i can do to help it? Will it hurt to leave it like this? it gets along fine and eats and drinks and is healthy. It just cant move or put down this leg thats up in the pic.

  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. MammasBabies

    MammasBabies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2012
    Portland, Oregon
    I had a chicken hatch then have a little seizure....paralized it's right foot. She got around fine, layed eggs and was a great surrogate momma to any chicks I added to pen. Be careful around aggressive chickens though...they bully anything they think is "weak". She might need a bit more TLC for awhile, but if she is not in pain and gets around....she will just be "special/"
  4. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i call it my special chick! lol it gets along great. i have it separated from the others. Its a standard Cochin...soo I'm worried about its weight becoming an issue

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