Spraddle leg

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Spraddle leg is a condition in poultry in which the legs of newly-born chicks are splayed laterally, meaning that they are unable to bear weight. The cause has been attributed to a range of factors, although a slippery floor surface is most commonly implicated.[1][2] Management focuses on the use of supports (or shackles) to bring the legs back towards the midline.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hines, Ron. "Correcting Spraddle or Splay Leg in Baby Birds". 2nd Chance. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  2. ^ Ryczek, Hayley. "How to Fix Splayed Leg or Spraddle Leg". Health Starts in the Kitchen. Retrieved 11 January 2016.