Please help! New chick can't walk

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by [email protected], Sep 28, 2012.

  1. missiebaldwin@gmail.com

    [email protected] New Egg

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    We had a chick hatch last night and it can't or won't walk. It sits on it's butt with it's legs sticking out in front of it. Will it grow out of this or is this a fatal problem?
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look up straddle legs on BYC theres tips how to bandage their legs to make them walk again.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    Hi, sorry to hear! I have links saved for braces examples, easy to do.....in this Article at the bottom....https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101 here they are.....

    CHICKEN ORTHOPEDICS ~ (I have these saved in my favorites for hatch)

    https://sites.google.com/a/larsencreek.com/chicken-orthopedics/leg-braces
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/72885/boot-for-curled-toes-on-3-month-old-chicken-update-w-pics
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/spraddle-leg-in-baby-chicks-what-is-it.html

    GOOD Luck n let me know how it goes!

    what bedding did u use in brooder?

     

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