Help! Day old chick with deformed (?) feet/legs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by skeetar, May 7, 2009.

  1. skeetar

    skeetar Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Summerlin

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    Quote:I'm no help, but I sure wish you luck.
     
  3. skeetar

    skeetar Out Of The Brooder

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    I've used a band-aid to bring his legs together as someone told me to do in chat. He isn't standing up and his feet are still in balls, but I'll give him a few hours and see what happens.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    You can also tape the feet to cardboard with duct tape above and below, to flatten the toes. It will take them some time to learn to stand/walk this way.
     
  5. skeetar

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    Quote:I just did that, here's hoping it works!
     
  6. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    I had a chick born with his legs some what sprawled out to the sides, I guess it may have been spraddle led, but his feet also folded over on themselves, I didn't attempt to fix it, by the way he was chirping constantly, I could tell it was in pain, so I had hubby put it out of it's misery.
     
  7. skeetar

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    I'm not ready to do that yet. This chick isn't chirping constantly, he seems pretty chill.
     
  8. skeetar

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    The joints were super infected and swollen, I had to put the chick down.

    I haven't eaten so much as a chicken nugget in 15 years, I wasn't prepared to have to hurt one. This sucks.
     
  9. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Sorry about your baby, Skeetar. That's rough!
     

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