HELP FOR SPRADDLED LEGS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DANNY, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA
    I FOUND THIS TO BE THE EASIEST WAY TO HELP A BIRD WHEN HIS LEGS ARE OUT TO THE SIDE AND THEY CAN'T PULL THEM UNDER THIER BODY AND STAND. TAKE 2 SMALL ZIP TIES AND GO AHEAD AND ZIP THEM UP PART OF THE WAY THEN TAKE A PIECE OF SMALL STRING AND TIE THE 2 ZIP TIES TOGETHER ABOUT THE WIDTH THAT THE CHICKS LEGS NEED TO BE APART. CLIP ANY EXESS STRING OFF. BY THE WAY I USE THE STRING THAT THEY SEW FEED BAGS WITH. THEN SLIP THE ZIP TIES OVER THE FOOT UP ON TO THE LEGS AND TIGHTEN UNTIL IT HAS JUST A LITTLE BIT OF PLAY AROUND THE LEG. CLIP OFF EXESS ZIP TIE. THE ZIP TIE WILL NOT TIGHTEN ON THE LEG LIKE STRING DOES AND IT IS ALSO HARD TO TIE A STRING AROUND A SMALL CHICKS LEG. IT MAY TAKE A COUPLE OF TRIES TO GET EVERYTHING RIGHT. LEAVE ON ABOUT A WEEK AND CLIP IT OFF.
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  2. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 13, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    That is a genius idea!
    And yeah, you are right, it is really hard to tie anything around those little legs!
     
  3. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    That is genius! Thanks!
     

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