Spraddle Leg or Wide Stance?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sphinx, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Songster

    May 10, 2010
    One of my chicks seems to have a wider stance than the others. I've seen pictures of spraddle leg, and it looks like the chick is doing the splits.

    This chick doesn't look like that at all, it just seems like her legs are set slightly wider apart then her nestmates. She can absolutely run around ok. If I do put her on a smooth surface, her left leg does seem to slide out a little bit.

    Is this ok, or should I be treating it?

  2. tec27

    tec27 Songster

    May 6, 2011
    Try to post a pic. If it can walk fine with it then you shouldn't be worried, unless of course you are trying to hatch show quality birds. How old is it? To treat splayed leg, treatment must be done within the first week before the bones fully fuse and their composure sets in.

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