Splayed legs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Redhead Rae, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Redhead Rae

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    I noticed one of my chicks that hatched today has super floppy toes and a wide stance. Does it have splayed legs? I’ll do a splint and a tape booties tomorrow if necessary.
     

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  2. Tiana's chickens

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    Yes they are splayed.
    The toes need boots like this to correct them
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    And the legs are also out side ways so may need this
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    It also needs lots of grip on the floor of the brooder, sometimes when it's slippery it makes the splayed legs worse
     
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    Maybe leave her in the brooder so she stays warm and then try to correct the legs once she's dry
     
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  4. Redhead Rae

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    The chick is still in the incubator with a mesh floor. I wasn’t planning on dealing with this until the chick is dry.
     
  5. Molpet

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    you got this :thumbsup
     
  6. Redhead Rae

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    The chick is walking more upright today but the toes are still floppy. I think just boots will be fine.
     
  7. Redhead Rae

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    Turns out, only the left foot needed a shoe. I used painters tape with a bandaid stuck to the bottom for traction.

    The chick has been dubbed Boot.
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  8. Redhead Rae

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    Well, Boot's boot came off overnight. The foot looks GREAT now!
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  9. aart

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    It does!
    Stance still looks a bit wide and off to the left tho...hobbles?
     
  10. Redhead Rae

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    I'm thinking about it. I may need to go out to the store and get small hair bands though. I only have large ones.
     
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