Spraddle leg question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tiki244, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I have a not even day old baby chick that has way bad spraddle leg-it looks like a toad sitting-it cant move like the others and has a fat belly. If I put a bandaid around its legs to keep them together it trys to walk and trips. Is this really what I should do? Poor thing. all the others are fine [​IMG]

    O I found it! Sorry [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2008
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some people have had success with adding vitamin B supplements to the water.
    Here is a link to one of my fav spraddle leg stories at Sweetwater Poultry
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    OK thanks Josie I didnt know that about the B vitamins
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Chicks will throw a fit often when first getting use to it, but after awhile they will calm down and figure it out. Good news is often it only takes few days for their little legs to get corrected.[​IMG]
     

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