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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by phillip26, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. phillip26

    phillip26 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am from ky recently bought 8 laying hens 4 red star and 4 rhode island red. Also bought 22 red star chicks varying ages 1-3 weeks old.2 of them have spraddle leg and i'm not sure how to treat it. Im not new to chickens having grown up raising them but this is my first flock of my own.thanks for any help
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Do not be surprised if the laying hens stop laying for a bit - the transition to a new home generally causes a slight break in egg production. I'm not certain that much can be done for near adult birds with spraddle leg other than to assure that they are not bullied by the others and are kept clean and dry. Good luck with your new flock.
     
  3. phillip26

    phillip26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry i wasnt clear the spraddle leg birds are about a week old. the rhide island reds have completely stopped laying the 4 red stars are laying dailybafter a one day break from laying
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! There may still be chance you can fix the spraddle leg of your chicks, here is an article that may help you ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-fix-spraddle-leg

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new birds. I hope you can get your leg problems sorted :fl

    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. phillip26

    phillip26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you i will try to get them fixed up today the rest are happy and healthy the hens are loving this pretty weather
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! You may wish to consider joining your state thread (just type your state in the search box) will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area. Good luck with fixing your little one!

    Cheers
    CT
     
  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    I hope the spraddle leg fix helps your chicks out. With all those red sex links and RIR girls, you're going to eventually be getting tons of eggs every day.

    It's nice to have you here!
     
  9. phillip26

    phillip26 Out Of The Brooder

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    The plan is when the red six kink chicks get ild enough to lay the rir hens are gonna become dinner they love to pick on my red star hens
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope the chicks will do well with treatment.
     

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