Quail chick with splayed legs HELP!!!

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  1. Majak5

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    One of my quail chicks hatch out and it has splayed legs, I put some non slip plastic stuff down like I always do asnd I’ve never had a chick with splayed Legs before, I put a band aid around it’s legs and than it started laying it’s legs back and not moving so I made a little box so it wouldn’t put it’s legs back and it would stand up but it would lean into the corner and lay it’s legs backwards and it looked really bad so I’ve taken it out of the box and taken the band aid off it and eat it wonder in the incubator while others are hatching otherwise the ones in the brooder will peck at i, what should I do E8025FEC-7154-4FDD-B234-DBEDB983D720.jpeg 734EF0D9-E248-4325-B069-8FE951ED346D.jpeg 4A2BF18C-CD56-442F-8B85-1203D45A9648.jpeg 8001DE79-7997-49AF-ACEC-A0A257F48A95.jpeg EF0F4F9E-A8A1-4CB5-BD41-B14F783996A1.jpeg D1E94FF7-8120-425F-B374-486E622CF5F9.jpeg 92684232-8462-42C0-864D-6B491FEE0BA0.jpeg
     
  2. Majak5

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    It only has it’s legs out the back now
     
  3. DK newbie

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    Could you make a round box, perhaps, so there are no corners? And so small it can only stand in the right position? I've also seen posts where people do physiotherapy with chicks, holding the legs in the right position for a while and moving them the way they should be moved..
     
  4. Majak5

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    F7F8B82E-E66F-48C4-ADF1-27198CFC09ED.jpeg A9BD0BA7-65C5-4A18-97EA-91A8218BB7EB.jpeg I have it wrapped like a burrito for today and will try hanging it on a little hammock with leg holes tomorrow along with me stretching it’s legs throughout the day
     
  5. ChickNanny13

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    I suggest you also post in the Emergencies, Injuries, Disease and Cures section.
    Not sure if the fix is similar as in chickens but check out the website Poultry Pedia.com
    There are braces that can be made, slings and maybe some vitamins.
     
  6. Majak5

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    I’m not sure how to post there, could you send me a link to that page
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    I will attempt to repost to the correct forum AND give you the head ups as to how to post in other Forums ....

    Go to the top of this page, click on Forum
    Then go down the list until you find Emergencies, Disease, Injuries & Cures
    Click on that, you will then see a POST NEW THREAD
    Click on that and post
     
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    When I've been successful dealing with this, I make a pipecleaner hobble and do PT with them (get their feet under them and hold them to sit with their feet under them in the hobble several times a day). Legs out the back is better than out to the sides since the hips shouldn't harden with the legs sideways.

    If you confine it in one place, you need to make sure that it doesn't over/underheat.

    If it doesn't get to its feet in a couple of days, you may need to think about culling. They can drag themselves around for a while but once they start gaining some weight it gets miserable for them. And as you wrote the other birds get curious about the feet and start pecking.
     

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