need quick info on spraddle leg...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by laughingllama75, May 9, 2008.

  1. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    My friends blue/black orpington babies are hatching (YAY!) but one of them has what seems t be spraddle leg. I did look up lots of good info on here, and saw how to band aid the legs.......BUT, with this fella, with them taped, he flips the legs behind him and seems to makes things way worse. Without them taped (band aid-ed) his hocks are together and bottom of legs turned out. He is about 5 hours out of the egg........ anyone??
    Thanks in advance,
    Alicia
    P.S. these were the eggs she thought she cooked at day one, when the temps got to be 107. [​IMG]
    out of 5 so far, only the one had spraddle legs. everone else is healthy and LOUD. [​IMG]
     
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  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    give POLYVISOL Enfamil (childrens liquid A-B-D vitamins) three drops in beak once a day for a week. Also offer a live culture plain (not flavored yogurt... I would also separate so he wont be stressed out by the other chicks pushing him away from feed and drink which should be in easy reach (have a bird feeder type of waterer as you would not want him falling into the waterer and chilling or drowning by not being able to get out) Sometimes you must piddle around with different systems to help the legs not spraddle... you may need a "double" system.
     
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  3. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A double system? Meaning band aid, top and bottom of leg? I do have the vitamins, so I can give those to her (my friend). thanks for the info. Gotta go, more chicks hatching (I am at friends house, cant stand to be away from computer or chicks hatching) LOL.
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

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