Urgent! Peachick Can't stand

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Cferrara, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Cferrara

    Cferrara New Egg

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    Hi everyone
    I have a 2 day old peachick that had trouble hatching. He was in the egg 2 or 3 days after he was supposed to hatch. By the time he was out, the entire egg had dried up and the umbilical chord had already become unattched and dry. None of the other 7 eggs hatched.
    This little guy hasn't been able to stand or walk. He lays on the ground with his legs out to the same side, putting all his weight on his side. His toes remain curled, but he can grip and move them. I've had him move his legs and it seems like the issue is in his hips. It's almost like splayed leg, except splayed INWARDS, if that's possible. And it seems like it's just one leg doing this.
    Is there anyway to fix this? Hobbling won't work because he kicks off to the side instead of putting weight on his legs. If i can't fix it soon, I'm going to have to put him down and I really don't want to have to do that.
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Normally I will try to put shoes on them and swaddle them tight to hold the leg in place against the body for a couple of days. It normally works but needs to be done as soon as possible.
     
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  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I have made a sling in a cup like an X and dropped them down into it for a day or two so the legs are dangling. Sometimes they do good and other times not.
     
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