Help my baby chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenmom8, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. chickenmom8

    chickenmom8 In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2016
    My 3 day old chicken still cant walk. I put a rubber band around her legs yesterday and it hasn't helped yet. I cant tell if she has splayed legs or something worse. Please help.

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I've only had one chick with splay leg, and I used a strip of bandaid to hobble the legs about an inch or more apart. It took 4 days, and the chick had problems with balance, but finally got the hang of it. A slipped tendon could be a problem that is almost very hard to treat. A search at the top of this page will bring up many threads about slipped tendon and what it looks like. One leg will usually stick out with the foot turned outward.

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