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Help! Newly hatched chick...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kemcconnell, May 6, 2016.

  1. kemcconnell

    kemcconnell Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my incubated eggs hatched last night and this morning the chick was on its back, but was perfectly alert. It seems as though it will not extend its legs on its own. I separated it from the rest of the chicks because I didn't want them jumping on her... Anyone have any idea what the problem may be?!
     
  2. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was the chick overdue? Sometimes if the chick is late hatching the legs start to deform. I would carefully work on regular therapy as much as possible, and stretch the legs out to work the muscles and ligaments.
     
  3. kemcconnell

    kemcconnell Out Of The Brooder

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    No it actually hatched on the 20th day... I'll have to try the therapy for the poor little legs...
     
  4. SweetandSavory

    SweetandSavory Out Of The Brooder

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    I would put vitamins in the water also might help
     
  5. kemcconnell

    kemcconnell Out Of The Brooder

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    It seems like it's legs don't fully extend like they are supposed to... The chick is literally flipping around to move. It's legs almost go completely around the back of its head when it's on its stomach!
     
  6. SweetandSavory

    SweetandSavory Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I've seen pics of that. Maybe sprade leg? Good me it. If it is that there's ways to correct it.
     

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