Does anyone have pictures of spraddle leg ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by poulet, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just hatched some quails and think that one has spraddle leg. I have another whose foot kind of folded up any body got ideas of what I can do to help or will it get better on it's own . They are one day old [​IMG]
     
  2. irinuca

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  3. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant get link to work..... [​IMG]
     
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  5. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It worked! Thanks!
     
  6. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that link it seems to be working for one, but the other one is not quite the same and I tried strapping the legs together but he just kept going on his back. I then cut his leg trying to get the plaster off and now feel mega bad about it. Don't want to mess the poor little thing about more tonight but if I leave it til tommorow will the chances be that it will be harder to cure ? .The problem is it is so tricky with a quail chick as they are so tiny

    I am not sure this is spraddle leg ?https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/7478_dscf0020.jpg
    his foot is all scrunched up and his leg is splayed, the other leg is not splayed but foot is scrunched up
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2008
  7. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great link. Thanks so much.
     
  8. AWChickens

    AWChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use a similar technique for what I dubbed "spraddle toe", I had a chick that must have gotten one toe caught under the wire mesh, when I took him out of the brooder at 12 hrs old- he'd folded a toe under his foot and was walking (badly) on it. I used a tiny bit of cardboard, wrapped it in kleenex to soften it, strapped it to the bottom of his foot with a tiny clear bandaid- perfect splint and a week later you couldn't tell him apart from the others.

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