spraddleleg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Isaacman, May 14, 2009.

  1. Isaacman

    Isaacman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 week old chicks and in their little brooder i put newspaper which i change 2 times a day, should i worry about spraddleleg? and what is spraddleleg so i can look for it?
     
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Spraddle leg usually happens if new hatchling gets on slippery surface and is unable to get legs up under them for up right standing. I used newspaper last year and sawdust this year. I prefer the sawdust or shavings for it seems better for poo control and doesn't cake to their feet.
     
  3. Isaacman

    Isaacman Out Of The Brooder

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    my chicks dont have trouble standing up, only thing is they walk into the wall some times, even when im looks through the peep hole we made so we dont scare them while watching, so they dont have spraddleleg cause they can walk?!
     

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