spraddle leg?

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

  1. momof3baldwins

    momof3baldwins New Egg

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    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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