- Mar 4, 2014
My cousin just hatched 5 chicks. One of them developed what we thought was splayed leg at 1-1/2 weeks old. She suspected injury due to possible trampling by the other chicks. When I first saw this chick I researched the best I could and came up with vitamin supplements in combination with hobbling. She called me several days later and concerned that it might be a dislocation. I went to see her and the chick had improved slightly with the hobbles. All I could think of to do was to wrap the tendon area with vet wrap and continue vitamins and hobbles. Cousin discontinued treatment due to affected leg being thin and not developing at the same rate as the other. Chick is now able to walk on the affected leg and roost but turns the foot to the side when walking. Getting along with the other chicks who are also protective of her. She is now almost a month old. Is there anything that can be done to correct this deformity at this stage or is it best to let her alone?