New chick can't stand....? *PIC*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bleenie, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    one of the chicks my mother hatched for me is having leg problems. it's legs just stick out to the front, it kept ending up on its back so i brought it home. it seems fine otherwise, the legs are mobile, it just cant keep its legs under it. just sits on her butt.

    can i fix it?

    shes adorable (blue barred EE)& id really like her to get better. i dropped her some avia charge water already in case it was a vitamin thing.

  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Sounds as if it is splay leg...
    Cut a band aid length wise in half...wrap one side on one leg, and wrap the other half on the other leg, the pad in the middle will be in between the legs and should be enough space.
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I will try how you said but we put one on her earlier and her legs still stuck right out in front of her. I will see how shes doing in the morning with the new bandaid on. Thanks.
  4. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Valley Center, CA
    Lots of prayers for your chick. I had one that couldnt stand hatch last week - but doesnt sound like similar problem. Fingers crossed for your baby fuzzy. [​IMG]
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    The poor baby passed away last night. She fell asleep and when i checked on her an hour later she was in the same position but 'gone'. I think there might have been some other issues too. i guess it's good that she went while she was sleeping though. [​IMG]

    I think my mother (who incubated them) had a lot of problems....1 main one was a roomate that couldnt leave the 'bator alone. There's a couple more that also have some feet/leg problems. I fixed them up but i really don't know if it'll work, we will just have to see in the next couple days.

    There are also some(about half of them) that are doing great, the 1st one that hatched is all over the place & there's even a little tiny silkie/cochin/frizzle that seems to be doing really well , which is amazing to me considering it's very small size.

    Thanks for the help everyone.
  6. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Valley Center, CA
    Sorry she didnt make it. Thank you for the update - i was wondering..... [​IMG]
  7. bbowen

    bbowen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2009
    Moira, NY
    Sorry for your loss. That sort if looks like what's going on with my sick one. Her side toes are folded under the middle toe. I taped them as suggested but she's not moving much.
  8. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    I'm so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]

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