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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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