Crooked legged chick.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fancy Feather Poultry, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    I think my chick that hatched yesterday has crooked legs her toes arent flat they are curled up and when she trys to stand, she cant even stand when she walks she sit-walks does she have crooked legs or something please help im going nuts i want to know what wrong with her.
     
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  2. dorkjackson

    dorkjackson New Egg

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    I "fixed" one of my chicks 2 weeks ago. You can't even tell today. You need to make a "shoe" for him so his foot flattens out. Check out this website - http://www.peafowl.org/ARTICLES/1/ You also may need to put the hobble brace on him if his legs are bent out to the sides. I hope this helps! good luck.
     
  3. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    There was another post on here acouple of weeks ago. for that chick they used a tape like a sports wrap that is foam. one peice on the bottom, stick the foot on it with toes in the correct position then another peice of tape on top to hold it togother.
    A bandaid will work to hold the legs from splaying out.
    Hope it works out for you.
     

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