Spraddle leg...Did I do this right?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by UrbanMama, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
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    Sorry for the fuzzy pic, but is this how to fix a spraddle leg? She still leans towards the other side so ends up rolling a bit....also, should I seperate her? The others are really curious about the medical tape on her legs....

    So much drama with this hatch! [​IMG]
     
  2. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your tape job looks good. Mine are usually better in about a week. No need to seperate her unless the others are really mean and won't leave her alone. She will soon learn how to walk taped. If she has too much trouble balancing, tape her with her legs a little wider apart.
     
  3. RIVERA69R

    RIVERA69R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is spraddle leg?
     
  4. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
    More or less one leg is sticking out to the side and causing the chick to hobble on one leg. Normally it's caused by a slippery surface in the incubator or brooder...but I have the rubber, non-slip liners in both [​IMG]
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    That looks pretty good to me!!! Good luck with her.
     
  6. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Looks fine-also let the chick walk on something ruff like scrap carpet-it works! I've done it with great success.
     
  7. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Duh! looks like you've done that! Good luck!
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Ohhh my another chick issue ?? You arent having very good luck with this hatch huh ?? So sorry !!!
     
  9. jjackm21911

    jjackm21911 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes you did congragulations
     
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I have the same problem with 2 of mine
     

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