Weird foot thing- no clue.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Badhbh, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 6 Seramas hatch out today without any issues. One still hasn't gotten up and started moving though. When I took it out and looked at it, it's legs are seemingly still in the egg position- curled up against it's body with the "knees" bent. I really don't want to cull with all the he** i've been through trying to get them to hatch. They're SOOO tiny i'm afraid to try splinting them. Help? [​IMG]
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    can you post some pics?
     
  3. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got her feet to uncurl after keeping them splinted all day, but she can't seem to get her feet under her still. [​IMG]

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  4. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it kinda looks like a duck but idk
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I wish I could help. I just had to comment that the second picture is too cute for words!!!
     
  6. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not a duck Dave :p It's a Serama [​IMG]

    Yeah, the only place that she doesn't cry is in my hand, on her back. It's really going to kill me if I have to culll her. [​IMG]
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I would wait awhile before making that decision. Hopefully someone here will pop up with an answer. It is adorable.
     
  8. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    I had this happen couple times during hatches last year.....What I did was...I took a Popsicle stick and cut it in half longways and then cut it just short of the length of the chicks legs. Then I rounded the edges of the sticks, so that it would scratch the chicks legs.

    I then took a stick and placed it on each side of the leg and the had my daughter cut a bandaid in half long ways and then wrap one piece of the bandaid around the top and the other around the bottom (this will leave the knuckle in between). Do the same to the other leg. You can leave them on for 1 to 3 days. Then take them off to see of her/his legs have strengthened.

    The problem is the legs aren't strengthened up enough yet. Keep us informed as to how this goes. I know it works though, I have done it. [​IMG]
     
  9. RockRidge

    RockRidge Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wanted to comment on how cute the pics were. Hope the suggestions work out.
     
  10. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had several japanese bantams hatch out that couldn't stand yet. They'd spend most of their time on their backs. Within 24hrs they were usually fine and all of them recovered within a few days to the point you can't tell which ones it was. They just need to recover from hatching and get used to moving around.
     

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