Possible broken leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by julianahouk, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. julianahouk

    julianahouk Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chick who just hatched and he's doing ok other than his leg. It's kind of off to the side and he can't really walk. Is it broken? How can I fix that?
    I was thinking maybe some kind of splint to straighten it out but I'm not sure how to do that
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    things like this really require good pictures for us to be helpful ;)
     
  3. julianahouk

    julianahouk Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, here you go

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  4. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hm, I cant really see anything from this picture, perhaps a side angle? I am not super knowledgeable with baby injuries, but I am gonna give this post a bump so perhaps someone with more experience can help. Your little guy might have "splay leg". There is a lot of information on it, and treatments, if you do a search on BYC...
     
  5. julianahouk

    julianahouk Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty sure that's what it is. I wrapped his legs with a bandaid earlier and he's already doing better. Thanks!
     

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