Newly hatched chick leg/wing issue

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jedwards, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. Jedwards

    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2014
    Berks County, PA
    Hi I have a chick that just hatched today and he is unable to walk because he sits with his wings stretched out with his feet laying on top of them. When he hatched I noticed blood running down the side of the egg so I'm not sure if it could be responsible for this. I believe it is a leg issue but would like advice what to do. I think I will tape his legs together for the night to hopefully strengthen his balance so he can stand/walk. Any advice would be a godsend. I've had quail chicks with leg issues and taping worked about 50% of the time! but this is really peculiar and I don't know what else to do to help.. It always breaks my heart to have a chick with a handicap especially when they don't make it :(

    Thanks everyone

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