Help spralded legs no pipe cleaner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brkuk, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. brkuk

    brkuk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    Howell, Mi
    My last chicks leg looks backwards and out to the side. Should I tie them together with bread ties and put in a glass. Please help. Any pics would help.
  2. mudderhen

    mudderhen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Clarkesville, GA
    I have never heard of that before. It would be interesting if it works. I have heard that it is a vitamin deficiency and if you add vitamins to the water within the first day or two, or get baby poly vi sol without iron and give it to them that it should help.
    Hope your baby gets better soon!
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I tape the legs together with a band aid. Rap the sticky parts, one on each leg. The cotton part is just the right width to have its legs where they should be an it still lets them move them an walk.
  4. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. brkuk

    brkuk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    Howell, Mi
    Thanks for link it helped out tons. I was freaking out. The chick would not stand or walk much. All 9 other are just fine. She was the biggest egg. Thanks everyone for the help. By the way I used yarn to tie them together.
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Just make sure the yarn does not cut off the blood supply to the feet. That is an old trick my grandmother showed me before she died 30 years ago.
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I tried tying my chick's legs together when I had one like that, I found the band-aid method to be much easier.

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