Spraddle legged peachick??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sanna, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Sanna

    Sanna Songster

    Jun 27, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    So, I have hatched my very first peachick out of the eggs our own hen laid. Very exciting!
    Not having ever even seen a peachick before...I was wondering about the legs on this little one. Sure looks like spraddle leg to me?
    The chick is about 9 hours old in this picture. I had just moved it into the brooder before I took the picture. I noticed the paper towels were a little slippery for the little one so I changed those in for one of those surgical towels.


    Should I tie up the legs?
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Yes, that looks like spraddle leg. I would tie up the legs either with a rubber band or a band-aid. More information on treating spraddle-leg (also called splay-leg) can be found on BYC.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2013

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