HELP!!! Deformed Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by The Wolf Queen, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

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    I was just looking at one of my chicks that was born earlier this week and its right leg isnt straight. Its pointing to the right. Ive heard of something called straddle leg. What is it, does the chick have it, and whatever is wrong with the leg, can I fix it??? I dont want to have to cull it [​IMG]. Any suggestions? Oh and the chicks are on straw layerd on shavings.
     
  2. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

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    Anyone?
     
  3. HenPen

    HenPen Songster

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    Search spraddle leg and see if it looks like what your chick has....I had 3 with bad legs hatch a few weeks back and only one survived.
     
  4. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

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    Yep he looks like that. Im going to go see if I can find a 3/4 inc band aid. BRB
     
  5. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

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    Ok I bandaged it. Hoping this works wish me luck.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

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    Best of luck!
     
  7. horsejody

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    keep us posted.
     
  8. The Wolf Queen

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    I will [​IMG]
     
  9. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

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    I hope it works for you!!!! I had a turkey that had this happen a couple weeks ago. He was growing much too quickly and the splint didn't work. Hopefully your tiny chick will do much better since they don't grow nearly as fast as the turkey did.
     
  10. HenPen

    HenPen Songster

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    Best of luck!!! Keep us posted...
     

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