Silkie chick w/spraddle leg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newchickenfamily, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. I have a little Silkie chick with spraddle leg. I know what to do to attempt to fix it (band-aid brace) but what about the feathers on it's legs?? I'm not sure how to protect the feathers from the STICKY band-aid. Anyone have some insight to share with me? Thanks!

  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    put the bandaid on anyway. When the baby fluff comes out so will the bandaid. If you are really concerned put some tape, sticky side on the bandaid's sticky side, where the feathers are.
  3. moduckman

    moduckman Songster

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    Without the assistance, be it sticky or not, how long will it live. I think pulling a few feathers off a leg is a whole lot better than not helping it.
  4. [​IMG] Thanks guys! I'll proceed forward with the band-aids!

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