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#87509 - 06/13/09 01:13 PM My Baby Chick

It is very clear that one of my chicks is hurt. I was sure it was a broken leg up until I heard about spraddle leg. I have seperated it from the others, given it extra heat, and made sure it is eating and drinking. I am just unsure now what to treat it for. I do not know how to tell the difference between the two illnesses.

#87510 - 06/13/09 03:35 PM Re: My Baby Chick
CJR Offline
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peeps, Go down to the Topic: Incubation/Raising Chicks, click on the first topic, Splay leg chicks. You will see pictures and how to correct--must be done ASAP after seeing the chick is in trouble.

Broken leg is RARE, and you would know how it happened. Splinting is easy--10 days would heal it.
Good luck, CJR


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