Newly hatched chick bad leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Matieus27, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. Matieus27

    Matieus27 Songster

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    image.jpg Has anyone seen anything like this in a newborn chick and if so what can I do to increase it chances of survival
     
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    Matieus27 Songster

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    All it’s doing right now is trying to walk in the incubator dragging this leg and I have no clue why it’s turned sideways like this
     
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    That almost appears to be a reverse of spraddle leg. I would think it would just be leg twist though. Not positive on the condition but to help the chicks survival, you’ll have to correct the leg while it’s young. Use small hair ties or rubber bands to attach the legs together so they’re in the correct place. 51DE32BD-0991-47A0-88DB-842DE23B3B3C.jpeg B84F3F8A-9046-4E39-BC25-048FBA297E94.jpeg 0BB43ED7-330A-4EF0-85B3-EE08AA6F9C6A.jpeg
     
  4. Matieus27

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    I was thinking of this but the leg turns inward so if I attach something to it it’s just going to keep turning inwards correct? So would that work or would I be fighting a losing battle
     
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    I am thinking something semi rigid to push the leg out a little and hold it in place properly but it looked like the foot is twisted inward and when I put the leg in the correct position the foot looks all wrong
     
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    Can you construct something with a toothpick and maybe medical tape to hold the legs apart? Does seem like a losing battle unfortunately but it is always worth a try because there are those miracle babies!
     
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    You’ll need to use popsicle sticks cut up small and tape them under toes to hold the feet in correct position. Along with something to push the legs apart.
     
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    This is what it looks like him laying natural to me it looks like is thigh?? Is dislocated
     

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    Gonna try popsicle sticks and tape see if I can get him up and around
     
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    Can you put some skid proof shelf liner in the incubator/brooder? It could be due to the position it was in the egg. After he dries up, you could prop it up in a cup with a split of sort. It could be a Riboflavin deficiency also
     
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