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My newly hatched chick is hurt

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TherryChicken, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    What's going on with this baby?
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    This chick isn't even 1 day old.I have a brinsea octagon 20 incubator.. What's wrong with this baby?
     
  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spraddle leg maybe? Was it hatched on a slippery surface? Search the term here on the forum. You can cut a band-aid in half lenghtwise and hobble the legs at the ankle to bring them together to a normal position. Do it ASAP in order to get the best result. In a couple of days remove the aid and the condition should be corrected.
     
  3. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    How would I bring the get the leg itself corrected? It's spread out like that and the chick can pull it in far enough to walk
     
  4. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Do i just kind of wrap the bandaid around both ankles together, but with space? or?
     
  5. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sent you a PM with pictures you should find helpful.
     
  6. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Got it thanks so much! 1 thing i don't get is the sore looking things on the chicks heels?
     
  7. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Also it kinda looks like the chicks bone is poking out of it's foot? Maybe cartlage idk
     

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