New Chick With Bad Legs

lholton

Hatching
10 Years
Mar 23, 2009
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I have been disappointed with this batch of chicks, although I do have 11 healthy one so far. I've lost one that suffocated in his shell and another with a deformed neck. This one's legs are making his feet stay by his head. I'm not sure what to do for him, since it's not really a splayed leg problem. Any suggestions?

 

thebritt

Songster
10 Years
Mar 5, 2009
1,574
3
161
Humboldt County
It's hard to tell, but if that is a very newly hatched chick, maybe it just needs a little time to straighten out. I know they're supposed to be "ready to go" pretty much out of the egg, but I just posted about a chick I had that walked in circles for a couple weeks and is now one of my best layers (see"Crooked neck-vitamins?post). Hopefully it's that easy. Maybe someone with more chick leg info can help. Good luck.
 

lholton

Hatching
10 Years
Mar 23, 2009
2
0
7
Thanks for the encouragement. We'll just see how it goes. It was still alive this morning and hoping it will be able to drink and eat while I'm at work.
 

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