- May 16, 2017
Hello, I am new to being a chicken mommy. I work at a school where one of the older classes hatched eggs & one of the chicks was born with a splayed leg. I of course decided to take her in until she got bigger because she was getting picked on by her siblings. We splinted it when she was just a few days old & she began to walk on it fine after about a week so we took the splint off. We tried splinting it again about a week ago to see if it could get any better & it only seemed to make her fall over more. She was able to get to her food & water perfectly fine by hobbling over to it/using her wings to help pick herself up. Over the past 3 days it's gotten much worse to where she keeps falling over & the leg is completely turned the opposite direction & her one good leg is starting to be effected by it too. I am very lost as to what to do & very sad at the thought of giving up on her. She's about 2 maybe 3 months old. Any help would be greatly appreciated!