Leg Issue...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Makareina, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Makareina

    Makareina In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2009
    Good Morning! I have a question regarding a chick I hatched about 3 days ago. She has a leg that wings out to the side, she's not able to walk on it at all. It's like the leg is spraddled or something like that. What would I be best trying to do??

    Thanks for your time.

  2. Mortimer

    Mortimer In the Brooder

    May 6, 2008
    SW of Wichita, KS
    Sounds like she may have splayed legs. What's on the floor of your brooder box? If it's anything slippery at all (including newspaper) they can lose traction, basically do the splits and dislocate their hips.

    Make sure the brooder floor is covered with something non-slippery, like pine shavings, hay, etc. Paper towels several layers thick works too.

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