Why can't this chick stand up?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KCA farms, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. KCA farms

    KCA farms Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our eggs pipped a few days ago and took two days to hatch. Now it can't stand up. Why not? Help please.
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    you can go to advanved search and type in spraddle leg and it will show you how to put a brace on its legs. and the sooner the better for a good fix.
     
  3. KCA farms

    KCA farms Out Of The Brooder

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    It isn't spraddle legs, but thanks.
     
  4. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could it be a slipped tendon? will the chick put any weight on the leg at all? pictures?
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How old is it?
    Might need some chicksaver juice.
    Need more details.
     
  6. KCA farms

    KCA farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help, but it already died. :(
     

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