Newly hatched chick with leg issues

crissycriss

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Apr 8, 2012
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Heflin Alabama
Hi, I have a newly hatched chick that few hrs old.Its leg is not normal from the hip. The leg sticks straight out to the side from the hip joint.I think maybe its out of place.Is their away to get it back in place?
 

countrygoddess

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11 Years
Nov 16, 2008
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Champlain Valley, Vermont
When I received my order of chicks from the hatchery last spring, one of the chicks had a leg like this. Well, maybe not as profound, but clearly there was a hip issue. It died on its own at age 3 days due to weakness from lack of being able to get to food and water very well. In a chick this small, there probably is little you can do. If it hatched that way, it's probably a deformity. If I'm wrong, I would love for someone to chime in. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. =(
 
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