silkie chick with splayed legs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by deborah the silkie, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. deborah the silkie

    deborah the silkie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone, so this evening i acquired seven little silkie chicks. So they are all eating and drinking well, and seem a little tired. My question is about one of them in particular, it has splayed legs, now they dont seem to stop the little one from eating and drinking but it is just so hard to see it wobbling around like that. So is there anything i should do? or will this just stop with age, they all range in age from 1 to four days in age so im not sure how old it is.
     
  2. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would do a search, I want to say people kind of band the two legs together to kind of force it straight.
     
  3. deborah the silkie

    deborah the silkie Out Of The Brooder

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    Very interesting, i did think i saw something like that in a chicken book i paged through. Ill do a search, do you have any idea what type of tape one would use? medical tape perhaps?
     
  4. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
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    i use a band-aid
     

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