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

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    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

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    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.
     
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