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Splayed legs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jrfadfarm, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. jrfadfarm

    jrfadfarm Out Of The Brooder

    hello - we just acquired 4 chicks, hatched from my daughters kindergarten class, this morning. We have successfully hatched 2 of our own, so we are going to add them to our group. They arent good egg layers, so im told. BUT, one or more may have splayed legs.

    question - when do you diagnose and try to fix it? These are my first ever chicks, so im in need of a timeline, then instructions...

    THANK YOU!
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2015
  2. jrfadfarm

    jrfadfarm Out Of The Brooder

    UPDATE - two have died...and one is a going. the one i am concerned about is sticking with it. still alive.
     
  3. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pics? Splayed legs should be treated immediately. Are they eating and drinking?
     
  4. jrfadfarm

    jrfadfarm Out Of The Brooder

    No, and they all have died. man, sorry i posted...As i was trying to do a mend on the legs, it just layed its head back and pretty much gave up. went to the store, came back and both remaining died. it comes with chicks tho, luckily, my two girls that are watching our chicks intently were not fazed. :)
     

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