Help with baby chicken

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Georgetownchick, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Georgetownchick

    Georgetownchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted yesterday about one of my babies that hatched late Saturday night. It can't walk. I have it separated from the others because it was getting stepped on and pecked. It seems very healthy otherwise. It is eating and I have been giving it water with a dropper. I chirp at it and it will chirp back. It drags itself around by flapping its wings. I don't know if it has the spraddle leg thing or not. It is very furry so it is hard to tell. I have looked it over and it does not seem to be injured and its legs are not broken. I have seen where you can splint the legs to try and help it stand up. Should I try this or just leave it be for now? Also how often should I give it water and how many drops at a time. I gave it water this morning while holding it and it opened its beak and seemed to really like it. Thanks!
     
  2. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have spradle leg you want to fix it as soon as possible. Some problems if not handled early become permanent. I don't have experience with this problem so I'd recommend looking at some of the threads and following their lead
     

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