Help!! Is it splay leg if the leg goes forward rather than sideways?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ilikethedesert, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. ilikethedesert

    ilikethedesert Out Of The Brooder

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    My chick is 2 days old and has a taped foot in hopes to straighten out curves toes. That same leg is more forward than the other and this chick can't get around. It is able to stay upright, mostly, but if it tries to walk it kind of goes in a circle. Not eating or drinking on own yet. Help!
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    was it splayed forward since Birth or is this a new showing?
    Do they act like it is Paralyzed or can they bend it and move it at ALL joints??
    any other health issues, like lethargic, runny poop or not eating/drinking?
     
  3. ilikethedesert

    ilikethedesert Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hi- It's been like that since birth- two days ago tonight around midnight. I think it can move all the joints. Not sure if it's lethargic as it had a traumatic hatch so I expect it to be tired. It chirps an tries to move around, bit either goes in a circle or falls over and stays on its side until I pick it up. It doesn't eat or drink on its own yet although it experimented with pecking a couple of time. It had one huge poop in the incubator and not much o anything since. I cleaned some dried off poop off it s butt this morning but nothing since. I dip its beak in Gatorade throughout the day.

    Thanks for any help you can gice.
     
  4. AlexisB. (I <3 Silkies)

    AlexisB. (I <3 Silkies) New Egg

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    My buff silkie had a simalar problem... we used a cut up credit card and taped his foot to the pieces with band aids. HOPE THIS MIGHT HELP... [​IMG]
     
  5. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    AlexisB is my daughter. Sounds like you already taped the foot. It honestly sounds like you are doing everything you can for this baby. I just lost a chick a couple weeks ago that had leg issues. She just seemed weak from hatch. It was terribly sad, so I know exactly what you are feeling right now. Just keep doing what you are doing and I hope your chick gets stronger and recovers. [​IMG]
     

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