Spraddle Leg Guinea (7weeks old)

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by SAMBHARPER, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. SAMBHARPER

    SAMBHARPER New Egg

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    We need help with a small guinea who can't walk.

    We have already tried the tape on legs, we have put it in sponges to hold him up and left him for several hours. He seems to be getting stonger, but he just can't walk. We took him to the vet. and he has had vitamin E shots. We need some help please if anyone has any suggestions.

    Thanks
    SAM
     
  2. bump, I am hoping time.
     
  3. the Old Rebel

    the Old Rebel Rest in Peace -2011

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    Are both legs deformed?? How bad is it? I've had a couple of spraddle legs who have gotten along ok with one good leg. Can you post a picture??
     
  4. SAMBHARPER

    SAMBHARPER New Egg

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    Thanks for answering, Yes my little guys right leg is very bad, the left not as bad. I will try and send picture tomorrow, not sure I know how to do that.
    Thanks
    SAM
     
  5. SAMBHARPER

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    Here is picture of Barnie our spraddle leg Guinea. Please help us with suggestions on how to straighten Leg.
    Thanks
    Sa[​IMG]m
     
  6. I can offer you this:

    Guinea babies are NOT good at socializing until they get to be about 8 weeks old.

    They are TRUELY babies and they do get picked on by the older Guinea fowl.

    Look up stradle leg on this site and use the medical tape method of binding one leg to the other AT the upper portion, not the bottom. Keep the tape on for 24 hrs., off for 8. Really it is not that much work.

    Keep your baby on a surface that is unabrassive and feed it a very high protien diet of game bird and be sure it is drinking lots of water. Guinea babies like clean, fresh water and will actually not drink if it is fouled.

    I have a set of four Guinea babies that I have been nurturing for weeks. They are JUST NOW getting the hang of being Guineas and fending for themselves, getting water and food and going outside to free range. For some reason, they are unlike a chicken baby. They take time and TLC to get through this ackward age between 8 to 12 weeks. Now they are roosting with the big Guinea birds and have become excepted by them.

    Thiis is the reason I tell you that they truely are just babies. They need to be watched over and if necessary specail care be taken.

    Once a Guinea is excepted and fending for itself they are pratically undestructable.
     

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