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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:14 pm 
here is a classic case of splay legs in a pekin:

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i don't bother trying to save them at this stage. however if i spot them early i try to put them under a mother hen where they usually recover.

lack of grip causes it. the bottom of the incubator or brooder. early fast intervention is important. it never happens in chicks under hens with good flooring. climbing around through mums feathers seems to strengthen the tendons and muscles.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:22 pm 
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Here's a not so classic case.

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For whatever reason this one always insisted on sitting like this.

There was never anything wrong with him.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:48 pm 
ok denis, forget about the legs...what colour is it??? you have me very curious.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:52 pm 
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dont matter what colour its darn cute


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:03 pm 
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In the Parrot Bird world if a chick has this issue then we use a make up sponge and adjust the legs into the right position and then normally they grow in the correct manner.


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I am interested in the colour as well Denis.


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Angelic Vampyre wrote:
In the Parrot Bird world if a chick has this issue then we use a make up sponge and adjust the legs into the right position and then normally they grow in the correct manner.

I was just wondering how you use the sponge? Can you explain further?

Yep cute chick and Im wondering about the colour also :) Is it a Cochin chick?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:37 pm 
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I could be wrong but I think they use it a bit like those little do-dads that you stick between your toes to paint your toenails....
little holes, to hold the legs and keep them separated with a certain amount of space between them.

Interesting colour chick... we're all waiting

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The sponge method for baby parrots

http://www.parrotparrot.com/lovebirds/breeding-lovebirds/fixing-splay-legs/

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Just thinking out aloud here but I was wondering...........If those little sponges were used to correct a chickens legs- how would it walk around to get food and water?

In Parrots, budgies sparrows ETC, little baby bird just sits in a nest and has mum and dad to bring the food to it. Meaning little baby bird can just sit still with its legs bound together in the correct possition.
A chicken in the same situation may need to be seperated, so as not to get pecked at, and maybe hand fed, or at least confined to a very small space so it can access food and water.
Is there any other method people have used, or do little guys just get culled if not found early enough to fix?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:07 pm 
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Alicia, if you decide to splint a chick you do it so the chick can walk - well at least shuffle along a bit so it's mobile.

Here's a clear example using a bandaid.

http://www.poultryhelp.com/spraddle.html

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:29 pm 
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Thanks for that.
The chick can clearly still move around with something like that on. I was just picturing a little chicken in stocks unable to move at all in a more solid contraption as seen on the photo with the baby parrot.

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Denis's chick would be a Silver laced Cochin.... at a guess. :hmmm:

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rwood wrote:
Denis's chick would be a Silver laced Cochin.... at a guess. :hmmm:


Good guess.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:05 pm 
well from the chick down mine have a way to go.

that sponge looks a good idea to me. you would still have to look after the chicken but it doesn't take long for them to recover.

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