Day Old Silkie wierd leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NoseyChickens, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I have a silkie chick that hatched last night. It does not stand on one of it's legs. The leg just kind of sticks out to the side and it waddles around. What do I need to do for it?
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  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    There is a good band aid thread. You might try it.
     
  3. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe splayed leg?? any pics?
     
  4. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I am trying the band aid splint. I hope it works. Now the little guy keeps falling over! Making the kids take turns watching over it.
     
  5. monita

    monita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I am having the same problem with one of mine that hatched this morning. it tries to walk but it's leg is kinda wierd. it's foot turns in to the side. so everytime it walks it falls over on his back. what do i do about it????[​IMG]
     
  6. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I did the band aid with the two legs together. It really hasn't made a difference. It just won't put it's leg down or put any weight on it. I am adding pictures to my original post. The chick is eating and drinking well. vitamins are in the water. Seems very healthy and hardy, just wont put any weight on that foot. What do I do now?
     
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  7. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Thank you so much! I am giving it a try.
     
  9. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome, I hope it helps.

    I have one I have been working with for several days now and am not having much luck......I just hate to put them down unless I have tried really hard to help them. [​IMG]
     

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