New chick can't walk... update: Bandaid worked!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pnp4kidz, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Songster

    So, one of my babies is having trouble!
    the others are all standing up tall now, and walking...
    but one can't stand!
    His left leg seems like it might be broken, it stays out to the side.... and he just lays down.
    when he struggles to get somewhere he just kind of flaps and hops on his tummy...
    he is tired...

    we took him and gave him water and he pecked at some food...
    but didn't eat.
    he chirps loud...

    so, I made him a little box in the big crate, with his own wet food and a teeny water dish...

    what do I do for him???
    I feel so bad!
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009

  2. william9792

    william9792 Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
    do a search for spade leg, and look to see how to fix it. i take a bandaid and cut it in hafe long ways and tape the legs together ( leave the gaws between legs ( leg- gaws- leg) for about one week this should help william
  3. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Songster

    THANK You!

    I will go rig up something on him...
    I was afraid he was just too weak to live!

    I think it's a she... not sure why I keep saying 'he'...

    but thank you!!!
  4. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Songster

    Oh it worked William!
    she is up and even hopped over and pecked at some food right away!
    I used a bandaid and it worked!
    thank you!!!
    Thank you!!! [​IMG]


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