Will this fix the splay legs? *PICS*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alexander, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guys,yesterday I woke up early in the morning I went to look at the brooder and saw 4 chicks inside.

    Picked them up and one had splay legs they were wide open.

    This is what I did.

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    I tied them together.

    It cant walk now so I hand feed him and water him.

    I say I should leave it like that .

    Do you thik it will fix?
     
  2. OtterCreekRanch

    OtterCreekRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I fix spraddle legs I usually just us a bit of string to tie the legs together with a little space between like hobbles on a horse. They can still get around just fine on their own that way. They need to be able to stand up and walk around to get strenght in their legs. Making them unable to move on their own wouldn't help with that.
     
  3. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They say you should use band-aids. You put the pad part around one leg then use another one on the other leg attatch the two band-aids together in the middle. That way they can still learn to walk and they can strengthen there muscles in-to the right position. That is what I would do...... Better for the chick.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He can move.

    Actually he crawls.

    Ok I will loosen it up a bit.
     
  5. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both the string and the band-aids are an easy fix. You don't want the baby to have to crawl. It needs to learn to walk.
     
  6. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Loosened it up and now it can stand fine.

    Not sure if it can walk though.

    Time will tell!
     
  7. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Time will tell. It being on its feet is new. Let it get accustomed to it. If it won't walk with it on then you will have to try some thing different. Good Luck! [​IMG]
     

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