One of my new chicks is doing the splits and is unable to walk.

mohammedhazem

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Sep 28, 2013
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Hello, One of my new chicks is unable to walk and is doing the splits. It is in a wooden box with 17 others. Any ideas on how it can be cured. Thanks.
 

Granny Hatchet

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its called spraddle leg and its caused from slippery floor. it can be corrected with a hobble/brace, the sooner the better. there are alot of options but i have found a bandaid cut lenth wise is the easyst to handle. be careful around the water too. u can put some stones in water to prevent drowning and the most important thing is, dont feel sorry for them and take it off, u are helping. google splay or spraddle legs in chickens to see how to put it on.
 

mohammedhazem

Hatching
6 Years
Sep 28, 2013
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Thank you very much, someone else told me that this might be because of heat or lack of heat. I will hopefully try the bandaid around the legs, thanks again.
 

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