New baby chick; leg stuck it cage floor; broke? sprained?

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  1. vampirefantasis

    vampirefantasis Out Of The Brooder

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    I just incubated my first eggs. The holes in the floor were slightly too big and got its foot stuck. I'm not sure how bad it is. It is day three since it has been hatched and isn't walking/standing or putting weight on its legs.
     
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  7. HenFriend

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    Try making a splint from microporous tape or band aid and maybe a matchstick. You can tape the toes into place onto a small disc of cardboard. At this age the chicks' bones will still be quite soft and they can be set. We did this once with a chick who had twisted toes and she was up in no time. Metacam is a painkiller that can be used on chickens but you would have to obtain it and from a vet.
     
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    A splint for the legs and a circle of cardboard for the toes, okay got it thanks. I noticed today his but where there was the red protruding "bulb" was is now black. Does this need to be cleaned wiped or cared for in any way?
     
  9. vampirefantasis

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    That little red "blub" was on his butt.
     

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