Splayed / Spaddled Legs - Our Attempt At Therapy

DrumStick

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Our first hatch has been eventful. One assisted hatch who survived nicely
and today
we spotted a little chirpy Buff with Splayed legs.

Here is what we did:

The Doctor


With her assistant


The Patient



The Procedure










Standing Tall





The patient is resting quietly.

And to think I wanted to eat it.


Don, Dawn, & Travis
 

PurpleChicken

Tolerated.....Mostly
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The previous post is mine. Drumstick keeps sneaking
on my laptop when I'm not looking and logging me out and him in.
I gotta get his Imac back online!!!
 

dlhunicorn

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give your little chickie three drops of POLYVISOL three drops in beak once a day for a week to deal with any deficiency issues. Nice photos!!!
 

PurpleChicken

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Thanks for that suggestion. I'll order some tommorrow. I've been hand feeding
her to try and keep her strong and hydrated. I was thinking about giving her
some yogurt as a boost also. The others are growing like crazy and they are only
2 to 4 days old.

Hopefully the pics will help others with this issue. That's why I put them up.

This is really a wierd dynamic. Yesterday I was culling. Today I'm hand feeding.
Feels very strange.

Don
 
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dlhunicorn

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If you have more birds with this problem give your breeders a good vitamin supplement and control the temps and humidity etc in your incubator
 

chixrme

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Just another wee bit of experience: after doing the hobbles thing to a guinea chick last month, and he wasn't doing too well, we lined the bottom of the brooder with a piece of window screen, and it was just the traction Tiny Tim needed to get his feet going. Before we hobbled him, he was "swimming" all over the brooder. Now he is running and flying with his buds. Love the pictures. Good job!
 

dlhunicorn

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you can take some strong tape (or cudt tape) and cut two squares...place her foot on topof the sticy side and press firmly with the toes in the proper position and then the second tape on top of that pressing inbetween the toes firmly and press. Then trim around the shape of the foot .
 

DuckLady

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To add to Diana's post....
I usually use stiff cardboard or an old credit card. I trace around the foot and cut it out. (you don't need to go between the toes, just like a sole of a shoe). Then after it is the right size, I tape it on with medical paper tape.
I am always afraid of the scissors slipping and cutting off a toe.
 

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