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3 dat old chick cank walk has lump on knee joint

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I have a 3 day old easter egger chick who unthought had splayed leg and treated accordingly. Only one leg was out to the side. Today 2 days later he still could not walk. Upon further investigation I realized that his hurt leg has a hard lump at the knee joint. It's about 3 times the size of the other joint. Any suggestions? I have never seen this before.

Pardon the misspelling on my title. It won't let me change it. Lol.
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Edited by Sweet Coastal - 11/15/15 at 8:05pm
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3 RIR, 10 Appenzeller Spitzhauben, 6 Bienefelders, 5 Crested Cream Legbars, 5 Black Copper Marans, 5 American Game, 15 Silkies, 2 Sizzles, 1 Barred Rock, 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 Silver Laced Cochins, 1 Wellsumers, 2 Light Brahmas, 1 Black Austrolorps, 13 Easter Eggers, 4 Amerucanas, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 11 Mottled Orpington, 5 Cuckoo Orpington, 2 Lavender Mottled Orpington, 3 Chocholate...
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I think that is probably a slipped tendon which is very hard to do anything about. The swelling is pretty common, and these chicks usually have a leg bone deformity that worsens with age. It is however worth trying to treat with splinting and giving poultry vitamins with trace minerals (something like Poultry Cell or Poultry Nutri-drench 1 ml daily orally.) Here is some reading about slipped tendon--read post #3 for more links:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1036037/is-this-slipped-tendon

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