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Spraddle Leg?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by peacockluvr, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. peacockluvr

    peacockluvr Hatching

    Aug 2, 2010
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]I am in need of some advice....one of my silkie chicks has spradlle leg that is majorly affecting one leg. I have tried taping the legs together but this case is so bad that it requires to strappings, one above the foot and one below. I cannot do this because when i tried the chick just falls over even after i place him upright time and time again. NOW WHAT DO I DO???!?!?!?! ANYONE please help!!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    Strap a plaster (band aid) at the top of the legs only and place the chick on a non-slippy surface. It will soon get used to the arrangement and will be able to get around well.

    I have never known this to fail if done early enough,


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