Is there an opposite of splayed leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by janel, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. janel

    janel Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chicks, which are hatching a day ahead of schedule, has feet that turn inward. I don't have a working camera but he walks, poorly, on the outer sides of his feet. He just attempted suicide in the water bowl. I have separated him from the rest, and the water for now. Can anyone tell me what this is, how I can prevent it in the future, and whether this little guy has a chance? Thanks
     
  2. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    hello,im sorry about your baby.im no expert but you could try a chicky bootie.go up to google search and you should be able to find some directions.good luck...
     
  3. janel

    janel Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I've been reading up and it looks like chick toe paralysis caused by a riboflavin deficiency. It also could be too low humidity but they can't seem to walk well, which is more associated with the riboflavin deficiency and causes death in about 3 weeks. I'm writing this in hopes that others benefit. I'm grateful for your recommendation and will google chickie bootie next.
     

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