Tolbunt chick with leg backwards....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nellynsally, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. nellynsally

    nellynsally In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2010
    Louisville, KY
    I hope the picture showed up... I taped it the 2nd day after hatch because it looked splayed..Now today it was going backwards despite the tape...Tried to retape using steri-strips.. (surgical tape used in hospitals)..Any advice?/ Thanks....

  2. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

    Feb 5, 2009
    Monroe, WA
    My Coop
    Are you sure it's splayed? It might be a slipped tendon. Is it bending wrong at the hock? Do a search here for slipped tendon and splayed legs to find treatment for both. You also might want to get some infant's Polyvisol (without iron) and give the chick a drop or two for the next few days.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Guess your pic didn't upload.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2010

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