Stubborn splay leg

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So I have a chick that hatched 12.7 that has a splayed leg. I have had the baby taped off-and on (I take it off every 12 hours or so to assess and adjust) since the morning of 12.8. There has been no progress, because the little booger just won't use the leg!

I have introduced time in a rounded cup as was suggested in another thread, and it's not doing much. I've got the legs now taped together as narrow as the chick should stand, but I've apparently got a flamingo-silkie on my hands. Help!
 

MysteryChicken

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So I have a chick that hatched 12.7 that has a splayed leg. I have had the baby taped off-and on (I take it off every 12 hours or so to assess and adjust) since the morning of 12.8. There has been no progress, because the little booger just won't use the leg!

I have introduced time in a rounded cup as was suggested in another thread, and it's not doing much. I've got the legs now taped together as narrow as the chick should stand, but I've apparently got a flamingo-silkie on my hands. Help!
Did you try hobbles made with a small rubber band, & a piece of straw?
 

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So I have a chick that hatched 12.7 that has a splayed leg. I have had the baby taped off-and on (I take it off every 12 hours or so to assess and adjust) since the morning of 12.8. There has been no progress, because the little booger just won't use the leg!

I have introduced time in a rounded cup as was suggested in another thread, and it's not doing much. I've got the legs now taped together as narrow as the chick should stand, but I've apparently got a flamingo-silkie on my hands. Help!
Show photos of the chick and it's legs. Several photos of different angles of the legs would be good.
If it can stand, photos of that too.
If you are using a red light in your brooder, please turn it off for photos so we can see clearly.
Thank you.
 

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