RE: New hatch-splayed leg chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickNLittle, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone explain what you do with the "band-aids" to try to fix splay leg? A photo would be even better. I have two chicks that may have it, so I"m trying to ready. Thank you!
     
  2. chickenshadow

    chickenshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out what a friend did here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=20205


    Nutrition is key in addition to the band aid. I've been given my chicks
    a vitamin/electrolyte combo for the first week in their water.

    Hand feeding is going to be important as the band aid won't assist the
    baby getting around.

    Good luck. We've been through many a splay now. Some have happy endings
    and some don't.
     

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