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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rjs, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Rjs

    Rjs In the Brooder

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    I am new to raising chick and I have one that is about 2 weeks old and it has developed a straddled legs that drags behind him, have tried the bandaid treatment but he fall over and won’t try to get back up, any suggestions?
     
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    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  4. ashlandco

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    Welcome to BYC! The others have given you great advice! Glad you could join us!
     
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  5. Rjs

    Rjs In the Brooder

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    Thanks glad to join!
     
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  6. Eggcessive

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    Google spraddle leg treatment for chicks, and look for The ChickenChick or Fresh Eggs Daily which have good pictures of treatment. I have only had one chick with it, and he wore his bandaid hobble fo 4-5 days. Each day he got stronger. I would use strips of vet wrap now.

    If you can post a picture or two of him standing, we can sometimes tell if the problem may be something else, such as leg bone deformity or slipped tendon.

    Chick vitamins and a non-slip surface such as pine shavings is best to help him get his footing.
     
  7. Rjs

    Rjs In the Brooder

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    Update chick is doing better finally got bandit to work but just wondering how long do I need to leave bandaid in place. He is hobbling around and using his wings a lot to help himself balance. He is eating good and drinking plenty but afraid to take it off to soon, any advice?
     
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    You may check it at 3 days or leave it on for 5 days and remove it, to see if it walks normally. Cohesive tape or vet wrap strips are good to use since they can be removed and replaced easily.
     
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  9. Rjs

    Rjs In the Brooder

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    Ok thanks I will check it and see. It kinda has a special place in my heart now and I sure want it to be better.
     

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