Spraddle Leg Treatment not working! HELP NEEDED!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenwhisperer123, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    I recieved a silkie chick this morning that has spraddle leg. I used gauze like I was supposed to, and the little guy just fell foreward, with his legs back behind him! I need help soon.

    Also, can it cure itself?
  2. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    use the search thingey to look for the band aid splint.
    I think there's even a picture of it.
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I didn't have any band-aids and was desperate, so I got creative and used a twist-tie (like the kind from a loaf of bread, nothing fancy). Twist it gently but firmly around one leg, then draw the other leg over and twist that one. Mine have never been able to walk with it on, but I set them in a very small box, propped in/on a towel. I set the box in the brooder in a warm section but not TOO warm; don't want to fry them because they can't move. This works great if they are only a day or so old because they don't need to really eat or drink anyway. If they are a little older, set food and water where they can reach it. Usually within 12-24 hours they are good to go. Good luck!

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