how do i correct this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sky68ou1, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. sky68ou1

    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of the newest chicks i hatched has a problem with its legs. they stick straight out in front and it cant walk on them. it scoots instead. what can i do? i am not gonna put it down either so dont say it. its not in pain just needs a bit of assistance.
     
  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    Could you post a picture? IS it something that could be splinted? [​IMG]
     
  3. sky68ou1

    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:im trying. give me a couple minutes to upload them. my comp is slow.
     
  4. Scale Master

    Scale Master Out Of The Brooder

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    How long ago did this chick hatch?
     
  5. jqs birds

    jqs birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brother has had that problem with baby pheasants too. He uses a rubberband to hold the legs together for a day or two. He says it works. I used to just.... well you know.
     
  6. sky68ou1

    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:about 12 or 1 this afternoon.
     
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    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:it wont work in this case. the legs are straight forward in front of the chick.
     
  9. Scale Master

    Scale Master Out Of The Brooder

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    I had one get stuck in the shell trying to hatch last Feb. I had to peel the shell off the chick, I never thought she would live but had to try. It took a few days before she could stand up but she pulled through and is steady laying eggs now
     
  10. sky68ou1

    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thats what im hoping in this case. i had to help this one along too.
     

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