- May 31, 2009
One of my little Wellie boys (about 1 week) seems to be almost frozen in "runner's stretch" position, with his left leg fully extended behind him. He just stands there like this. He can walk, with a bit of a wobble. He eats and drinks- crop is full by bedtime.
Is this some sort of modified splayed leg situation? He didn't have it for his first 4 or 5 days. Maybe he slipped while scratching around? I can bend his leg for him, and he doesn't fuss.
Should I tape or band the legs together, or just wait it out and see how it goes? I've never seen this before, and I've raised hundreds of chicks.