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Day old chick bad leg

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We have just hatched off some chicks under a broody one of the chicks legs sticks out backwards when walking , but goes back when relaxed

Any ideas what this is I don't know if this is spraddle leg or not
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It might be a slipped tendon which is a common problem. Here is a good site to help--just scroll down to "how to fix a slipped tendon in hock joint:"  https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

 

And here are some threads to read that may be helpful:  

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/756556/slipped-tendon-splayed-leg-confused

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/905811/slipped-tendon-home-surgery

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/886856/broken-leg-or-slipped-tendon

 

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