Dislocated Hips in Chick? Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by koakritters, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Songster

    Jan 27, 2011
    I have a chick that's legs keep slipping out from under it. I've had it in the hobbles for the last couple days with absolutely no results. It figured out how to rotate its legs around so one leg is where it is supposed to be and the other is usually 180 degrees the opposite direction. I switched it to another method i found online involving making hobbles out of a makeup sponge, which seems to be a bit stronger, but it's still not helping much. What else can I do???
  2. Duker17

    Duker17 Songster

    Nov 1, 2010
    Was it a chick you hatched or one you bought? Perhaps it spent too much time splayed to be able to fix? I have a 13 week old glw that was completely fine in the brooder, but when I moved it outside at about 6 weeks, its hips seemed to dislocate, and he now appears very bow-legged. Since he doesn't exercise much, he is growing much faster than the others, so unfortunately I am going to use him as a meat bird.

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