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I have all my fingers crossed for your success :)

Thanks Kaz, I was wondering IF this is going to work. How long is long enough? Say if it has'nt fixed it within 2-3 weeks e.g. is it any use leaving them splinted longer?

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I have all my fingers crossed for your success :)

Thanks Kaz, I was wondering IF this is going to work. How long is long enough? Say if it has'nt fixed it within 2-3 weeks e.g. is it any use leaving them splinted longer?

You really only have a window of opportunity to fix this of 2 weeks.

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Hi all, Just an update and a question.

 

5chicksfromno1cage.jpg

 

This was original picture.

 

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This is to-days picture 2 green chicks are splayed legs, still splinted.

 

My question is what colour is next chick called? Out of another nest looks like body is very pale blue/mauve at this stage.

 

cageno4chick21days.jpg

 

Thank's for any help. :)

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I have all my fingers crossed for your success :)

Thanks Kaz, I was wondering IF this is going to work. How long is long enough? Say if it has'nt fixed it within 2-3 weeks e.g. is it any use leaving them splinted longer?

You really only have a window of opportunity to fix this of 2 weeks.

Sorry Kaz but is that 2 weeks from hatching or 2 weeks after splinting?

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By the look of the first nest,it looks like the floor of the nest box

is shiney & if that is the case,that is why the chicks have splayed

legs,there is no grip for there feet.

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By the look of the first nest,it looks like the floor of the nest box

is shiney & if that is the case,that is why the chicks have splayed

legs,there is no grip for there feet.

 

 

That has already been established in another thread, hense the splinting which has been done.

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By the look of the first nest,it looks like the floor of the nest box

is shiney & if that is the case,that is why the chicks have splayed

legs,there is no grip for there feet.

 

Hi Macka, I've found out the hard way that was the problem. I'm not up with all comp. stuff but Kaz has merged my posts so that's why it's a bit confusing.

2nd picture shows improvement to date.

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hey robyn,

i think Kaz meant 2 weeks from hatching, thats when splinting is most effective. im hoping that your chicks recover. just letting you know, your chicks are older than mine, but i had two splayages, one was just 2wks old left his splint on for 10 days, took it off this arvo, legs are perfectly fine and he is getting around really well, the other was younger, took his off 8 days, and he has also made a full recovery. i wish the same for yours. but the green chicks are a lot older, and bones and things would be more devolped. sorry i had no experience with splinting an older chick so cant really say.

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Hi Robyn,

 

I have been following this thread, but as I'm still learning was no help with your questions.....but I would like to say thanks for posting this as it's become a very educational thread for me......will keep reading and hope they all recover.. ;)

 

 

Anne :P

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Sorry Kaz but is that 2 weeks from hatching or 2 weeks after splinting?

I believe two weeks from discovery at around 10 days to 2 weeks of age to four weeks of age roughly.

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My question is what colour is next chick called? Out of another nest looks like body is very pale blue/mauve at this stage.

 

cageno4chick21days.jpg

 

Opaline Cinnamon Winged Cobalt

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hey robyn,i think Kaz meant 2 weeks from hatching, thats when splinting is most effective. im hoping that your chicks recover. just letting you know, your chicks are older than mine, but i had two splayages, one was just 2wks old left his splint on for 10 days, took it off this arvo, legs are perfectly fine and he is getting around really well, the other was younger, took his off 8 days, and he has also made a full recovery. i wish the same for yours. but the green chicks are a lot older, and bones and things would be more devolped. sorry i had no experience with splinting an older chick so cant really say.
That's great news, went for quick check on mine, I took splints off early to-day. Bigger chick is getting around fine in and out of box into cage etc. walks a bit lke a sailors roll but I think it will be fine little one is still a bit"iffy"but will climb up my fingers from one to the other so have high hopes for it as well.Shutting down comp for a while. Storm, which poses another question. Does anyone know if it's true or old wives tail that Thunder can kill chicks in eggs?
Hi Robyn,I have been following this thread, but as I'm still learning was no help with your questions.....but I would like to say thanks for posting this as it's become a very educational thread for me......will keep reading and hope they all recover.. :fingerscrossed: Anne :D
Looking more positive now 'anne101' so good lesson learnt. thanks :thankyou:

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My question is what colour is next chick called? Out of another nest looks like body is very pale blue/mauve at this stage.

 

cageno4chick21days.jpg

 

Opaline Cinnamon Winged Cobalt

Great, Thanks Dave. I think Mum & Dad are both Type 2 Y. Face rec pied Cobalt and Sky Blue respectively.

Going on reply to my post on mutations question ages ago.

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hey robyn,i think Kaz meant 2 weeks from hatching, thats when splinting is most effective. im hoping that your chicks recover. just letting you know, your chicks are older than mine, but i had two splayages, one was just 2wks old left his splint on for 10 days, took it off this arvo, legs are perfectly fine and he is getting around really well, the other was younger, took his off 8 days, and he has also made a full recovery. i wish the same for yours. but the green chicks are a lot older, and bones and things would be more devolped. sorry i had no experience with splinting an older chick so cant really say.
That's great news, went for quick check on mine, I took splints off early to-day. Bigger chick is getting around fine in and out of box into cage etc. walks a bit lke a sailors roll but I think it will be fine little one is still a bit"iffy"but will climb up my fingers from one to the other so have high hopes for it as well.Shutting down comp for a while. Storm, which poses another question. Does anyone know if it's true or old wives tail that Thunder can kill chicks in eggs?
Hi Robyn,I have been following this thread, but as I'm still learning was no help with your questions.....but I would like to say thanks for posting this as it's become a very educational thread for me......will keep reading and hope they all recover.. :fingerscrossed: Anne :D
Looking more positive now 'anne101' so good lesson learnt. thanks :thankyou:

 

hey robyn,

i have never actually heard that saying before. my birds have been through many horrific storms and all com out fine. in the breeding cabinets i just cover them up, so they dont get a wind draft coming thorugn and they are undercover. never experienced that either

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My question is what colour is next chick called? Out of another nest looks like body is very pale blue/mauve at this stage.

 

cageno4chick21days.jpg

 

Opaline Cinnamon Winged Cobalt

Great, Thanks Dave. I think Mum & Dad are both Type 2 Y. Face rec pied Cobalt and Sky Blue respectively.

Going on reply to my post on mutations question ages ago.

Sorry Dave had my parents mixed up. They are cinnamon wing sky blue cock and grey rec pied hen.

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This is my splay legged chicks. First time in flight area for some sun. Very pleased with result.

 

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Awesome Result! well done :thankyou:

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How many chicks had splayed legs overall?

 

How many survived?

 

So the pipe cleaner worked?

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How many chicks had splayed legs overall?How many survived? So the pipe cleaner worked?
Hi Dave, had nest of 7, 2 were badly splayed. Two smaller ones were slightly splayed but when changed to shavings etc in box they were okay . Splinted other 2, both with sponge at first. Oldest stayed with sponge other one I changed to pipe cleaner and it worked really well for it, it kept lying on its side etc with sponge. Both have now recovered, are in kindy cage with 4 others, had a second "outing" in flight to-day while I cleaned cage all enjoyed the sun all flew around, (no other birds in flight at the time.) Whole seven chicks survived, I have 23 chicks and 4 eggs. Have only lost one live chick, one really cold night. So I'm "rapt" with my first attempt.BUT WILL NOT USE INSERTS AGAIN. I may not be so lucky next time. Thanks for the interest, was a good learning curve. May come in handy in future. :D:)
Awesome Result! well done :)
Thanks Liv. I'm tickled pink!!! ;)

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Well done Robyn.

 

You ahve achieved a great outcome. The most impressive part is that you had a problem, sought help, received a solution, followed advice, improved upon the solution to meet your needs, and achieved an excellent outcome. If everyone applied this process to every problem they had, we would have a lot less problems in the world.

 

Well done!!! :D

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Wonderful result :D

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That is a great result. :D I have learnt a lot from your experience. Thank you for sharing it.

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Wonderful result :D
Thank's Kaz, again it was as a result of this Forum's people and information I had such a lovely end result. :thankyou:
That is a great result. :budgiedance: I have learnt a lot from your experience. Thank you for sharing it.
Your welcome Catherine, just hope it is a help to others in the same situation. :thumbs_up:

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So glad all worked well for you Robyn..... :budgiedance:

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