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Encanto21

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Hi everyone! I have a question regarding this baby’s legs. I’ll post a blurry pic I have now, I’ll get new ones and update on here at next feeding :) is it normal for their legs to be like this? He was 4 days old in this pic, he’s now 8 days old. Thanks! IMG_0349.jpeg
 

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If this baby has spayed legs, a veterinarian can usually correct this near 100% when this young. They have different methods to support and start moving the legs into the correct Position. The younger the chick the better the results as they grow so fast .

Does this chick have splayed legs, I don't know. We will see what others say ..
But if it does quick action results in an adult bird with more normal mobility and quality of life , or even a 100 % return to normal
 

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Its difficult to get a good picture ill try to explain it as best I can. He now has his left leg bent, as it should be. But his right, is still straight and has, what looks to me, like blood spots? I’m not sure what those are on his leg. I will definitely look into how I can take him into a vet. I live 30 minutes away from my closest avian vet. Thank you for your response @Pixiebeak
 

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I hope your little ones ok
 

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Yes looks splayed, yes go to the vet. The quicker you can get him in, the better chance of success you have as Pixebeak said above.

The set up in the first picture is something that can cause or worsen splayed legs.
The bedding the bird sits in should be wood shavings (aspen, course pine will do if no aspen available).
Also, that appears to be a soft plushie? It is too big and should be removed as it is a danger. Find something smaller, if you don't have anything, a tied scrunchie or a rolled up kids sock will do.
 

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How would you go about providing a heat source in the car? @Zara
Hot water bottle under the carrier. Keep a digital thermometer inside so you can monitor.
 
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