Does my chick have splayed legs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crazy chook, May 27, 2010.

  1. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does my little chick have splayed legs, it is 11 days old.
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    One leg forward one leg back. Should I try to put a bandaid on to pull its legs together?
     
  2. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say yes
     
  3. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Certainly looks splayed -- from everything I've read this is very easy to correct. I would waste no time taping it up. And by the way, that is a very cute chick.

    Jenny
     
  4. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, so I did the bandaid thing but she/he does not like it and is now refusing to stand and is rolling around and SQUAWKING. So I took it off and he/she shut up straight away and is walking around. Will it get any worse to the point where she can't walk? What do I do next if not nothing?

    She is in the brooder with pine shavings on the ground and paper towel on top - has been since she was born. She can walk and feed and drink on her own just walks odd![​IMG]
     
  5. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! I have a meat bird with 2 bad legs I have to hold her up so she can get a drink, we didn't catch it soon enough and splinting didn't work, there are some good threads on splinting and chairs to put them in I would work real hard at trying to fix it if you can or it will just get worse. Good luck.
     

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