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One leg spraddle leg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by loverOFchickens, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    My neghbor has two chicks with one leg spraddled.
    Will the regular splint method work?
    I need to know ASAP cause she wants info on readjust them tonight.
    Also any cheapy feeds that will help boost thier energy one is really weak.

    Would mashed up molasses pellets work?Or maybe egg yolk?
    I also could get cream off cow milk.
    All replies would be appriciated.
    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    If it is spraddle, then the chicks need to put on a non-slip surface such as paper towels (not newspaper, etc., which makes spraddle worse). You can use the band-aid method to help treat it. Here is a link to a previous post showing how to do it. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=20205
    had a chick with one leg spraddled. We did the band-aid method for about a week and he is fine now (4 wks old).
    Good luck!
  3. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Yes that will work good, here is a link if you don't already have it.
    You can give it childrens vitamins without iron,(polyvisol.) Yogurt would be good too. Hope this helps!
  4. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Heart of Dixie
    A little bit of sugar in the water helps as well.
  5. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    You guys are great.

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