Spraddle leg??? Please help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HeatherTheMommy, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This baby hatched yesterday under my broody. Today her legs are straight out on front of her in a v. Like she can't lean up to even try to stand on them. I have never dealt with this issue before so I need advice. I tried my best to splint the legs but will rewrap later when my husband is home to help me. Shes inside now and I feel bad taking her away from mom. Please help![​IMG]
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  2. sumi

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    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    I have had some pretty good luck with sticking them into a shot glass when their legs are like this. It has to be a small one that forces the chicken the stand on its feet. I usually leave them in for a few hours and take them out for a couple and then back in for a few more. A day or 2 and its fixed. Just another possible option if taping doesn't stay
     
  4. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She seems to be improving. She is now standing on her taped legs. Very wobbly but standing which she couldn't do a few hours ago even with taped legs.[​IMG]
     
  5. sumi

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    That's great! They thankfully usually recover within days when they are this young, depending on the severity of course. And she's such a cutie, I hope she'll be fully fine soon.
     

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