Is this spraddle leg or something else?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tamsflock, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. tamsflock

    tamsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These seremas were hatched yesterday afternoon. They don't seem to be straightening there legs out . They lay on their bellies. Should I try the bandaids on the bottom part of the leg like spraddle? Or should I apply it on the upper thigh since they wont straighten??? Any Ideas??
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  2. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put them in a hobble. I have found that vet wrap works best for me, or if you don't have a farm supply store with vet wrap the drug stores have a stretchy self-sticking wrap that looks gauze like. It is usually tan and lighter weight than ace bandage. I had two that I need to hobble on the upper leg to get their feet back under them. Be ready for them to take a few nose dives on their faces before they figure it out.

    Some people have also used cosmetic sponges and cut holes for their legs to go through.

    If your chicks are not turned out from the hip area they should come around just fine.
     
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  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks pretty straight when you hold them upside down..

    Have they try to move at all? I know some chicks that stays on their tummy for more than 24 hours before they decide to stand up.
     
  4. tamsflock

    tamsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They hold them underneath them it is like they wont lift up the knee area will bend but they arent straightening it. If that makes sense??
     
  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a pic from the top, might give us a better idea.
     
  6. kbbeale

    kbbeale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it *could* be spraddle to me, but I have always had pretty poor results in trying to help chicks with spraddle leg. I have found that some of my seramas lay around for a bit after hatching....are they any better now? Let me know,

    Kristen
     
  7. tamsflock

    tamsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are still the same. One of them got the bandaid off. Just got home so I will have to see which one got it off. Silly babies!!
     

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