leg issue on hatched chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SlowMoneyFarm, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. SlowMoneyFarm

    SlowMoneyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this worth trying to fix? Have a Seabright chick hatched that isn't extending the feet/legs. Toes are curled, legs under body (not splayed out) and is navigating but penguin like. I could straighten/tape the toes but any idea if it's reasonably possible to work? I hate to cull it as just lost 3 of my Seabright hens over the weekend (these are unrelated but seabrights)
     
  2. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Could you post a picture. Im ot sure quite what your explaining but i had guineas hatch with there toes curled inwards and there legs a little. I thought they were going to die but the next day they were scooting across the box and after a couple days were walking.
     
  3. SlowMoneyFarm

    SlowMoneyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am having technical issues with camera disks and laptop. [​IMG]

    Did shoot a video clip


    In the brooder - (hard to see/shoot here thus the other one)

    It's now looking more spraddled - but has been on paper towels over shavings - nothing slick. ??
     
  4. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can it get around ok? Like can it get to the food and water? It doesn't look as bad as my guineas. If it can get around it my get better, again like my guineas.
     
  5. SlowMoneyFarm

    SlowMoneyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes - it's eating/drinking - and gets around but rocks like a penguin to walk. Not on the feet like the rest of them but on the "hock" where the fuzz starts.
     
  6. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well id wait and see if it gets better, if it doesn't id probably say to kill it.
     
  7. SlowMoneyFarm

    SlowMoneyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was dead this morning in the brooder - other issues too apparently.
     
  8. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear that. But it going to happen, better luck next time
     
  9. barredrockfarm

    barredrockfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry to hear that!
     

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