Found baby chick in the coop with one leg totally turned around in apposing direction

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lobzi, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    Im treating it as spraddle leg and turned it around and taped it to the other one. I need to have an idea how long to keep it taped and this little one under my care. It is a new hatch not more than a day old.
     
  2. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

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    After a couple of days with just feet taped together as for spraddle leg, I had to tape around body to hold hip in. The poor thing also required a foot brace to straighten curled toes an turned under foot. I used cardboard and cooled hot glue for shoe which is working well. I found it struggling toward its mama who had relocated to a different position in the coop.. Its little leg was totally turned around limp and facing backward. Her 8 other chicks were with her and physically normal.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2015

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