How do you prevent splay leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vpeterson, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does splay leg occur after the chick is born or does it happen while developing in the egg. If you keep it in the incubator longer will that help prevent splay leg? I have tried using bandaids as splints many times.There is a lot of babysitting involved in getting food and water to the chick. If I just leave it alone will the chick be able to strenghten its legs by itself?
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I only get spray leg when I take them out of the incubator too soon, I found the longer I leave them in, they better off they are!

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