Re: Always end up with one chick.....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickNLittle, May 23, 2008.

  1. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost everytime I hatch eggs, unless they are my leghorns x barred rocks, I always end up with a splayed leg chick. Some I've had to cull. This one is a silkie and I dont' want to cull it unless I have too. Its getting around eating and I tried the band-aid dealy Unless I'm doing it wrong, but the band aid just comes off. What am I doing wrong? She looks healthy except for those darn splayed out legs. ????[​IMG]
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Here's a link the Feathersite's raising poultry page. They have a small section listed in the middle of the page about spraddle leg and how to treat it. They use pipe cleaners or yarn and have a picture of a chick being treated. I hope this helps. [​IMG]

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKRaisingChicks.html
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Use a little bit bigger bandaid so you have more of the sticky part to wrap around the legs. Plus you can wrap the legs then sit the chick in a drinking glass for a day or two only taking it out to eat & drink a couple times a day. I've used the glass trick and it does help.
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  4. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, I got a pipe cleaner on him or her? She is just standing there and when she tries to move, she sorta falls on her face. I didn't put it very tight. Do I need to make sure she can get to the water? I don't want to put her right on top of it, for fear she might fall into it. Its a small shallow bowl, but you know what they say; two drops does it all. How long do I need to leave it on her?
     
  5. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Poison

    How about a tiny box instead of a drinking glass? She is a silky and I had a white leghorn hatch and the silkies are pecking the hair of her, or at least they were. She does have a few bald spots. They are only within a day of each other.?
     

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