update link added for band-aid splint

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AHappychick, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I cant seem to make the Band-Aid splint thing you are so fond of work, would you please do one with pics? I have seen the great illustration and you would think that would be enough, but every time I go to do it the chick just falls over and can not walk around. I once tried a splint with tape and a straw and in theory it should have worked but did not. I always see you say that this works so well so please show me as if you are showing a very slow person lol

    I could have pm'ed you but thought that maybe I am not the only one with troubles here, but then again I just might be lol like I said I am a little slow at times [​IMG]

    Thanks so much.
     
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  2. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2009
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    I found this somewhere and it helped me tremendously to better visualize this therapy. I even used it successfully on a chick we got last week.

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

    Hope it helps!

    eta: the chick may not be able to stand up right away; it'll take a little while to get it a)used to having it's legs under it again and b)strong enough to use them.
     
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  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    oh thank you unfortunatly this little one did not make it, there must have been other issues as well But I marked that page as a favorite so I will have it for next time [​IMG]
     
  4. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AHappychick - sorry your little guy didn't make it.

    kikinono - thanks for the link. Good information!
     
  5. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bummer! It is so sad to lose chicks. Sorry [​IMG]
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    oh thanks guys

    kikinono are those lavender eggs? who lays them? they are very pretty almost like my golden comets color but pinker [​IMG]
     
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  7. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2009
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    Thanks! they're my buff orp girls eggs [​IMG] one is the most beautiful shade of pink; others are tan/pink. They're such girly girls!
     
  8. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you tying the legs together? That is called a hobble and it's supposed to prevent movement. It's very stressful on the chick, so when I have to hobble them to fix splayed legs I isolate them and wrap them in towel. I take the hobble off so they can eat.
     

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