spraddle leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by momof3baldwins, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. momof3baldwins

    momof3baldwins New Egg

    Apr 1, 2012
    My baby chick hatched yesterday. Ever since then all she has done is flop around the cage on her back. If I put her on her stomach she flings herself around until she is on her back again, and then just lays there. We had one other chick hatch a few hours ago and it is already running around the incubator. Could the chick be spraddle leg? Or could there be something else wrong with it? I helped it hatch because after 24 hours it wasnt making any progress. We already had 3 die in the shell after pipping and I didnt want to lose another one. Now I am thinking maybe I helped it too early. Please help! This is our first time hatching.

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