Orthopedics for Poultry

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Madcap621, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Madcap621

    Madcap621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 30, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Hello everyone, Madcap here.

    In my New Years Hatch there was a late baby that didn't hatch until day 25 and had a twisted leg. I searched the web trying to find directions for 'splints' recommended by many here for splay/spraddle leg. 2 days ago I hatched 2 black silkies after multiple temp spikes, humidity problems and other incubator disasters. I remembered my search had also shown 'chick shoes', a 'chick chair' and a roll to keep a chick upright. I used 2 of these methods. I thought a thread with helpful links might save time. Please join and share your own favorites.
    Here are my chick shoes, and the Donut holding the chick.

    Chick shoes [​IMG]

    Resting Upright in 'Donut' [​IMG]

    Here are the links I found most helpful: This is my favorite page, but I checked every link at the bottom, too, when looking for how to care for spraddle/splay leg.


    Also see: [http://www.guineafowl.com/fritsfarm/guineas/problems/[/URL] I used the rehab box [picture at bottom] and will probably use w/these chicks.

    This one has a pipe-cleaner hobble & 'kick stand' to help stabilize a chick that falls over: [http://www.thecozynest.com/pictures.htm][/url]


    ETA: This might make a nice sticky. I have been devastated and in a panic when I needed guidance.
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Thanks for the useful info. I've had a couple of chicks with these kinds of issues and these links are helpful!

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