Picked up silkie and top hat chicks this morning and had to put 1 down:(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ldutch123, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. ldutch123

    ldutch123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2011
    I wondered if it was spraddle leg but she couldn't walk at all. Her leg looked held up into her body and I tried pullin it out and taping it but it didn't help. I just feel awful but I didn't want to see her suffer because she couldn't get to food. Gosh I don't like when this happens. So I wonder do bantams have more problems than full size chicks? I didnt have this problem with my full size chicks. I got my first chicks from Meyer and these from mcmurray.
  2. Lady Chickadee

    Lady Chickadee Rocky Top Silkies

    Apr 1, 2011
    Central Kentucky
    Usually with spraddle leg their legs are held straight out from their body to the sides like they're doing the splits, but I could be wrong since I've only experienced spraddle leg once.I've never had more bantam problems than standard sized problems though.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012

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