Splayed leg... how long?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MoodyChicken, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a week old chick with splayed legs. I've splinted his legs above and below the hock so they're held straight. I'm also giving him a bird vitamin supplement (no iron) to help with bone growth and stuff. About how long till I should see improvement?
     
  2. tinners204

    tinners204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one that did that and I taped the legs together and it took just 24 hours. It came out of it just fine. From that experience I learned that a piece of carpeting turn upside down in the brooder works the best. It gives them a really good grip to walk on. Good luck.
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that fast? He's been splinted over 24 hours. I'll check him when I get home tonight... maybe he'll be able to join his buddies again. [​IMG]
     
  4. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    and I had just the opposite - my year old banty hen still has her splayed leg. Good luck with yours. I will keep my fingers crossed [​IMG]
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    If you hobble below the knees it should be able to stand on its own after some practice. The point of this is to help it strengthen it's muscles and be able to support its self.


    Matt
     

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