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How long do I give treatment before giving up?

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A chick I got from TSC a few days ago had splayed leg. I've been using tape around its ankles but it doesn't seem to be working. This morning the toes began curling so I made a boot for it. But the joint doesn't seem to be straightening (the elbow?). I don't know what to do. I don't want to give up on this little guy but I also don't want to prolong his suffering.

This was before treatment:


This is now:


I don't see any progress and it's been nearly 4 days.
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I'm not the best at treating splayed legs, but here's some links that might help. Seems like most don't make it, but some do.

 

Success story

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/treating-a-chick-with-a-slipped-tendon-one-chick-s-story

 

More info on leg problems in poultry

https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry#chick_crooked_leg

 

This has useful pics

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/936070/broken-leg-please-help

17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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I would do some searching about a possible slipped tendon at the the search box top of this page. Also start chick vitamins or SaveAChick today in water. Poultry Pedia Podiatry is a good link to read about leg problems in chicks.
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