When to treat spraddle leg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Coastal Chicks, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. The Coastal Chicks

    The Coastal Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one baby chick that hatched today and is still sitting.. it does not have legs out to the side but is not standing yet either..
    When should I expect to see them walking around before treating for spraddle leg ?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Give him 3 days an if he aint then its time to do something... Just make sure he gets to it by then
     
  3. kingbee

    kingbee Out Of The Brooder

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    Add screen wire or small hardware cloth to the bottom of your hatcher/incubator, this will give them something to grip while their legs strengthen .
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you see spraddle leg (rather than just not walking), treat it immediately. The sooner it is treated, the easier it is to correct the problem.

    sandie
     

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