Injured guinea chicks

Asked May 28, 2020, 11:37 AM EDT

I have been given 2 babies with leg problems. One has delayed legs and 'swims' to walk. The other has one leg that looks disjointed and walk/drags that leg. Is there anything I can do to fix them? They are all over the place so neither has a problem moving. They are about 5 days old.

New York County New York

1 Response

This will depend on the cause. If the joints have been injured there may be nothing you can do. It could be nutritional.
https://poultry.extension.org/articles/poultry-management/raising-guinea-fowl-in-small-and-backyard-...
I have seen some success with taping spraddle legs in the correct position for a period of time to help them get things back where they should be, but if the underlining problem is not treated it won't help.