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Two week old chick with leg at strange angle

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I have just noticed this male chick's leg, He does not seem to be in pain and he is hopping around the tote just fine.  I just separated 8 males into another tote today because I felt the other one with 13 males and 4 girls was too crowded.  I did not notice his leg being like this when I moved him.  Becky in Arkansas

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This is Becky again.  Should have said is there anything I can do?  Don't worry about it?  ????  Any suggestions?  We are not planning on keeping the boys.  We have two places that want males.  :)

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There's a tendon that goes along the back of their legs, right at the groove at the "backwards knee" that sometimes slips out of place. This might possibly be that problem. You might search "slipped tendon" on here. I've heard that it can be popped back into place, but have never had to try.

 

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"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." ~ Frugal mantra
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