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Hello, DrRoyC, sorry to hear about Poppy's legs. Splay leg is a frustrating problem to deal with. Surface, bedding, diet, & genetics all can be in play.
We used to recommend putting hobbles on chicks w/ splay leg, pain & long term success has shown this not to be effective. Review off incubation is also important.
Can send more info on splay leg, just let me know how I can be of further help. Thank you