Physical therapy for splayed leg chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by silkiechicken, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    So here's the chick the momma left when her first chick hatched... two weeks ago. [​IMG]

    It had a medium case of splayed legs so here he is under physical therapy!

    1/2 RIR, 1/4 blue laced red wyandotte, 1/4 blue cochin

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  2. nccatnip

    nccatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkie, can you explain what splayed leg looks like? I got a chick from Ideal that has one leg that sticks out in front. It gets along fine, getting stonger and less noticable each day. Is this splayed leg? It looks like a hip issue. It is 5 days old.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
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    That chick is just TOOOOOOO cute. Something about the way he's just standing there with the brace...
     
  5. nccatnip

    nccatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My kid is nowhere near that bad. It is just one leg. Will try to get a pic tonight to see if you think I should intervene.
     

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