Monday, June 6, 2011

Poultry Physical Therapy

This little chick was spraddle legged. The "cure" for this was to take a bandage, and cut in half lengthwise, wrap the adhesive portion around the legs, leaving the pad in between the legs.

It looks pitiful, but helps the chick keep it's legs underneath, instead of being spraddle legged. If this condition is not remedied within a couple of days of hatching, the chick cannot be helped and will eventually die.

That little chick has grown and walks just fine. Watching this young bird, you would never know there had been a problem that threatened it's life!

My first experience with Poultry Physical Therapy was a success!



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