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Is there something wrong with my chicks legs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by howehens, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. howehens

    howehens Out Of The Brooder

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    This chick hatched today and it just doesn't look like the others. Please help!!![​IMG]
     
  2. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get a better photo? I'ts really hard to see what is going on there. Hope it's nothing too serious.
     
  3. howehens

    howehens Out Of The Brooder

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    Here ya go! Thanks
     
  4. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you pick up the chick so his legs dangle? What is he doing?
     
  5. howehens

    howehens Out Of The Brooder

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    He is doing the splits I think it's splay legged I tried the rubber band with the straw and the chick just fell forward on its face. I am now trying the glass! I'm worried it's a lost cause! [​IMG]
     
  6. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one with slipped tendon pretty bad last fall. If it is splayed leg try using the band aids method and if chick falls over try making a little chair to sit her in. [​IMG]
     
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  7. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vet wrap works really well to keep chick in chair. Just make sure you offer food water every couple hours.
     
  8. howehens

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    Unfortunately the little splayed leg one passed away I'm now on day 23 and about 9 eggs are unhatched. Is it safe to say they are goners? Or should I leave them I for longer? Do you just toss them or do I figure out why? I'm not sure what to do.
     
  9. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, hope you figure it out.
     
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  10. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry!!! I usually leave mine til day 24 and slowly open and check for life. If they are dead I finish the eggtopsy.
     
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