First time hatcher has a problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by reerushton, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. reerushton

    reerushton New Egg

    Mar 26, 2015
    please help. I'm not sure what to do with this chick? it's not spraddle leg, the chick took three days to hatch. it keeps flopping to its side and holding its leg out behind it. it seems like it's coming from its hip and that's making its leg twist. has anyone seen this before and knows what can be done? thanks[​IMG]
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It could be neurogical damage unfortunately. The hip also could be dislocated. I would place it in a chick sling or chair, and place food and water within reach. Here are 2 examples:


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