my one week old baby chic has a broken leg - please help!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vlehrer, May 20, 2012.

  1. vlehrer

    vlehrer Hatching

    May 13, 2012
    What should I do??? Is there a way to save them?
  2. KaitlynChick55

    KaitlynChick55 In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2011
    Calumet, UP of MI
    I would try to make a splint of some sort and put it on the leg. Popsicle sticks work great, i use electrical tape to keep it on because it stays on, and doesn't hurt them when you take it off. Was the chick born that way? if so, sometimes you can fix it if it is early enough.
    I had a chick once that was born that way, and nothing was done to try fix it, when i got the chick, it was too late to fix. However i kept the chick anyways and made ramps so it could get to and fro easily. sadly, she got sick and died, so who knows how long she would have lived.
    Good luck! [​IMG]
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Splint the leg, like KaitlynChick55 said. It should heal within 2 weeks. Good luck!

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