Help!!! Can this chick walk!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BuffOrpington567, May 24, 2019.

  1. BuffOrpington567

    BuffOrpington567 Songster

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    One of my chicks hatched under one of the hens and it was being pecked by the hen so I had to take it off her an pop it in incubator. It’s looks fine apart from the legs that are in the shape of images off the net of chicks that can’t walk. Does she look like she might have a walking problem? She’s 2 hours old
     

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  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    News paper is slippery and not recommended.

    Yes, it looks like it may have splayed leg... a condition I cull for but some folks will try to fix... I have also been successful at fixing once but since decided it's a genetic weakness I don't want bred forward in my stock.

    https://the-chicken-chick.com/spraddle-leg-in-baby-chicks-what-is-it/

    I have also seen a fix using a cut piece of straw between the legs and rubber band around the ankles..
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    :fl
     
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  3. Coffeebean1947

    Coffeebean1947 Songster

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    The bandage method works too. I've heard the straw can make sores.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    The Hen probably knew something wasn't right so was going to naturally get rid of it..
     
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