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Spraddle leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dandydoodle, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
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    If you put the bandaids on how long do you leave it. How do you prevent the chick from falling in the water. Can they get around with the band aids on. Is 5 days to late to treat spraddle leg. I had two chicks that needed shoes to flatten their feet. Well I took the shoes off today now they are both holding their one leg out to the side. The one little is almost dragging it and he gets worn out from it. I think the spraddle leg treatment might help. Any advice. [​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I left mine on for 3 days, and he was much better, but the legs still apart slightly. I tried reapplying it, but he kept getting the bandaid off, so I left it. Slowly he got betteras the muscles strengthened, and is doing great at 22 weeks. I would not keep it on too long sice you need to check it every cople of days. You really need an extra pair of hands to do it.
     
  3. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i experienced spraddle leg once - - i left it on for a couple or four days and the chick was fine. i, too, was concerned about the chick being able to get around - - but it had no problem. in fact, i would forget it had it's "brace" on.
     
  4. nizar

    nizar Out Of The Brooder

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    after two days with bandaids your chick getting used to it and she isn't gonna fall in the water after a while , I think 7-8 days enough because your chicks are two days old, I wish the best for your chicks.
     

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