Is this spraddle legs or just a wide stance?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by akchick76, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. akchick76

    akchick76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mystery chicks on Saturday and this one I noticed has a wide stance. She also has 5 toes, feathered feet and black skin, so I'm thinking she is silkie mix at least. She has no problems walking, jumping, or making a ruckus. I just want to make sure this isn't something I need to correct.

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  2. marthak897

    marthak897 Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure about her stance, but she sure is cute!!! I will be interested to see what others have to say as I have 50 chicks, 15 ducklings and 8 goslings arriving on April 8th. Didn't have any leg issues with last years bunch, but would love to know what to look for. Thanks for the post.
     
  3. akchick76

    akchick76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is adorable! And really starts chirping when I pick up another chick and she doesn't get her turn!
     
  4. akchick76

    akchick76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is about a week old. Should I try bands now or wait to see if I am over-reacting?
     
  5. akchick76

    akchick76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I came home and I think she is getting worse. What can I do?
     
  6. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cut a bandaid in half length wise and taped their legs together so they were appropriately spaced apart. It was a pain in the butt and i actually didnt believe it would work. it did actually. My chick couldnt walk though. If your chick can walk it may be able to get fixed on its own.
     
  7. akchick76

    akchick76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She can walk, it's more of a waddle. If I band her legs, do I need to stay with her? I have to work, would she be ok for a couple hours?
     
  8. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didnt stay with mine. I kept them bound for a couple days. it was able to get water and food all on its own.
     
  9. WildBilly

    WildBilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she's a dorking , the only chicken with 5 toes[​IMG]
     
  10. jorey

    jorey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies have 5 toes and black skin like your chick does
     

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