spraddle leg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickensioux, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Does anyone have a fix for this. Have dealt with it and lost all but one, when it occurs. The one that made it is (of course) crippled but alive and happy. Just have them for pets and don't have the heart to cull. I tried string and that worked on this one. Anyone else try to fix it?
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
  3. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    Yes they can be saved.
  4. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    We got a spraddled leg with ours thursday. She is a feathered leg so the bandaids didn;t work well but we did it the first day. We have her seperated and try to help her keep her legs together. She is doing much better but still has a balance problem. We just crossing our fingers.
  5. timbofarms

    timbofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2008
    Humboldt/West TN
    if it actually works i would like to know.
  6. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    I have just dealt with this last 3 weeks. I had two chicks both fuzzy legged and I used the bandaids, (use the ones that don't stick to the skin, and make sure it only goes on the band aid, like double it over so it only touches itself. I even used two band aids when one chick got so active it keep kicking them off.
    This week I have those two chicks in the cage with the other 30 and I can't tell them apart. I also gave them liquid vitamins for infants.Tri-Vi-Sol. I just added it to the water for all chicks.
    I hope this works for you. I got all my info from this site. I even wrapped the chicks legs in the band aid and then wrapped them aroud in a washcloth, and propped them up.
  7. bid

    bid Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2009
    Yes it does work. I had a chick that got the band aide treatment for about four days and it is running around fine now. Glad to hear your two are doing good vickie.
  8. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    Thanks, I'm so glad this website was available.

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