One of my chicks hatched with a twisted foot-it isn't spraddle leg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jesus Heals, May 31, 2012.

  1. Jesus Heals

    Jesus Heals Hatching

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    I have a two day old orpington cross chick, with a badly deformed leg beneath the hock.
    The other leg isn't as twisted but is splayed out. I have fixed splayed leg before with great results though I have never seen
    any thing like this before. The leg is twisted up so when you look at the chick from above you can see the bottom of its foot
    instead of the top. Does anyone know what I could do to fix the legs? The chick is eating and drinking and very strong, so I don't want to cull.[​IMG]
     
  2. Jesus Heals

    Jesus Heals Hatching

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    Anyone???
     
  3. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    im new to chicks so sorry no help hear is is able to get around? if so I would not kill it unless its going to have a misrable life. are you able to try and move it to right postion then maybe like put card bard to keep it flat and use medical tap to tape it up. just guessing hear im new to chicks. sorry
     

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