Birth defects how to correct

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Birth defects how to correct
« on: March 07, 2011, 11:54 »
Please help, I have just hatched some chicks and one has a dodgy leg as it hatched a little late, I have been told there is a way I can tie to the other leg and hopefully correct, does anyone know?

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Re: Birth defects how to correct
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 11:57 »
hello and welcome.
here is a link to splay leg which shows how to treat:-

http://www.poultryhelp.com/spraddle.html
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Birth defects how to correct
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 12:36 »
Please help, I have just hatched some chicks and one has a dodgy leg as it hatched a little late, I have been told there is a way I can tie to the other leg and hopefully correct, does anyone know?


If it's splay leg it's not really a birth defect, it's an incubator defect which needs to be sorted before you hatch any more chicks. The incubator floor needs to be non slip. I place a rubber tray mat, cut to size, in my incubator just before hatching. This ensures that the chicks have a firm footing when they try to stand.

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Re: Birth defects how to correct
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 13:04 »
That is a good link from Joyfull but I would say it is slightly 'undercorrecting'. The legs need to be taped so that they are vertical, they are still slightly splayed in those pics.



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