How long do chicks need treatment for spraddle legs???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    My chicken has spraddle legs and I was wondering how long they need to keep the tape on before it will be corrected? He sure doesn't like it and won't move hardly at all when I have it on.
     
  2. Silverduck

    Silverduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I used a band-aid, I kept it on for 2 weeks, she didn't like it at first, she would peck at it, but, she got use to it in a couple days. She is fine now, can't even tell she ever had slayed legs. Sandy
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Oh I feel so bad for her because she just stands there. I have her separated from the others yet because they pick at her feet. She cannot run and just tips over and than they peck at her butt! She doesn't like being alone either so it's a lose lose situation I think until we get this cured for her. I felt so bad for her the first night I ended up taking it off but now I have it back on because she was just so splayed out. I think I'm going to just have to leave it on her and see what happens. Thanks for the help [​IMG]
     
  4. Aaron1

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    Putting them on vitamin water usually helps, but you must do it as soon as they are hatched. A lot of times it fixes the problem within 3 or 4 days.
    In my experince, after that, it is too late, and there is nothing you can do about it.
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    It's been on him after a day of hatching but it took him four days to hatch. I had to help him out on the fourth day. If this does not help her will she still have a chance to make it or will she not be able to walk when she gets bigger. Does anyone else have an older chicken that had untreated spraddle legs that is living today?
     

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