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Straddle legs treatment failing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bokboksteph, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. bokboksteph

    bokboksteph New Egg

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    Just today I have put a band-aid around my baby chicks legs to fix its straddle legs. But it seems that it is sometimes just sitting on its bottom instead of using its feet. Is this normal?? Also, my chick is still stumbling and rolling a bit, is this also normal?
     
  2. Tiempo

    Tiempo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going through the same thing right now with 3, the band aids just don't seem to be working. I have no idea what happened, they hatched this way, it wasn't a footing issue :(
     
  3. Tiempo

    Tiempo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Hazelrah

    Hazelrah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck with your baby. I've had only one experience so far with straddle leg and it took several days for the baby to walk somewhat normal. Even after it started walking it stumbled far more than the others and looked unsteady. Took the band-aid off at the end of one week and now you can't tell which chick had the bandaid. my advice is give it some time. It was a pain placing the band-aid since this was a banty chick it took two people and several bandaids to get one right (poor chickie).
     
  5. Tiempo

    Tiempo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We gave up on band aids and have replaced them with string, it was much easier, I freaked when I clumsily got some fuzz stuck to the band aid and was terrified cutting it off.

    Hubby fashioned the string with slipknots,
     
  6. bokboksteph

    bokboksteph New Egg

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    Thank you, this was a big help :)
     
  7. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Watch him carefully. We had a disaster last night when our chick with a bandaid on his legs fell into his waterer and drowned. I checked on him all through the night and he was fine, then this.

    It was a baby waterer. I never thought about him falling in. I should have put rocks in it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  8. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. tabba

    tabba New Egg

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    my chicken had strattle legs to she used to be picked on but when she grew up she's 4-5 months old now she can run and walk and pretty much everything she's smaller than the rest of the chickens though and she doesn't perch he just sit but she's doing great![​IMG]
     
  10. rebhof

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    Did you treat the strattle leg? My silky bantam is around 8 weeks old.It seems to walk on its own feet. Never noticed before.
     

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