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two day old Barred Rock chick born not able to use it's legs. can waddle around but not much, what d

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by craftydrae, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. craftydrae

    craftydrae Out Of The Brooder

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    I just did a hatch and one of my barred rock chicks was born with both it's legs folded under it. It is not able to stand so it waddles around some what with the other chicks on its stomach. It has been sleeping a lot as well and has a hard time keeping it's head up like the rest of the chicks.

    What do I do with this poor chick?? I feel so sorry for it.. :(

    Thank you.
    Andrea.
     
  2. ellie32526

    ellie32526 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a couple people on here who have successful saved chicks with spraddle leg. As far as I can remember they made a sort of splint to keep the legs straight and hold them together. There were some pics posted. Post another message in the Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries / Cures page and put "Need Spraddle Leg Help" in the subject area to attract the attention of those who have dealt with it before.
     
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  3. craftydrae

    craftydrae Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thank you! I have been putting the chick to the water fountain for drinks and trying to get it to eat a little bit but no luck there..
    I will do some reading on this saddle foot and see if I can save it.

    Andrea.
     
  4. craftydrae

    craftydrae Out Of The Brooder

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    No luck on finding anything on how to cure it..
    does any one have some ideas? or should I let mother nature do it's own thing.. see if the chick can live this way or not on it's own?
    both it's legs are locked at the joints. :(

    Andrea
     
  5. ellie32526

    ellie32526 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a link for anyone who needs to know how to treat spraddle leg/splay leg. It has step-by-step instructions and pictures.

    http://www.poultryhelp.com/spraddle.html

    It would be nice if this could be made a sticky because everytime I've tried to find this information for someone posting for help it's taken me a long time.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    ellie32526 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ellie32526 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The following are not my comments, but I do not know how to copy and paste here...

    Here's a link for anyone who needs to know how to treat spraddle leg/splay leg. It has step-by-step instructions and pictures.

    http://www.poultryhelp.com/spraddle.html

    It would be nice if this could be made a sticky because everytime I've tried to find this information for someone posting for help it's taken me a long time.

    Hope this helps.
     

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