Spraddle leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jdharry7, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. jdharry7

    jdharry7 New Egg

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    Hi i'm new to keeping chickens and i have this four week old chick with what i think is spraddle leg but cant be sure. I tied her legs together as instructed by the store i bought her from but she never wants to stand. It seems [​IMG]
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    More like her legs are bent the wrong way at her joints. Any help or input would be appreciated?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. jdharry7

    jdharry7 New Egg

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    Thanks for the info! I was hoping it wasnt anything bad but she really seems to struggle to stay standing up and doesn't seem to want to move too much. I'll take a look at that link.
     
  4. Buffalowingz

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    Hi everyone. I have a four week old coturnix quail that has severe spraddle legs. I assume it happened because the person that sold her to me didn't have sufficient flooring in her enclosure. She seemed fine and within a few days she couldn't get to her food and water. I've braced them and put her up to the food and water which she accepts readi ly. I've never seen a case this severe...any feedback? Thanks
     
  5. jdharry7

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    I was told as long as they are eating and drinking, they will be fine in a couple of weeks. ibhope it straightens out!
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Poultry vitamins that include riboflavin and thiamine can be valuable in helping with leg problems. It can take 4-5 days for a chick to strengthen leg muscles after you hobble them. There are many good threads about splay leg treatment if you do a search at the top of this page or Google it.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree with Eggcessive's advice.

    Just have a question though, in your photos, does the inside of the hock have a bruise/lesion area or is that just a shadow?
     
  8. jdharry7

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    It looks like it is a bruise because there looks like some discoloration under the skin.
     
  9. jdharry7

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    Looking at her this morning her left leg seems to be the leg that is really affected. It points out left really far.
     
  10. jdharry7

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