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Originally Posted by krysvollmer View Post

My 3 1/2 week old chick was fine when I checked on them this afternoon, this evening ahead walking with a twisted leg. When she stand still and puts weight on it it just twist untilher toes are behind her.. any suggestions? I don't believe it's spraddle leg as I tried binding her and bracing between the feet under the knee, and it still twisted behind her.


T​wisted tibia  does not occur "all of a sudden", it takes time for the bone to become twisted and unless it is possible that he has been getting worse for several days and you just didn't see it until now, it isn't twisted tibia. If it occurred between afternoon and evening of the same day, it has to be a slipped tendon. I noticed mine when the feet were rotated out to about 1:00 or 2:00. I didn't see it until then because I had them in a shorter pen where I was looking down on them from above and couldn't really see their legs. Once I transferred them from that cage into a taller one where I was looking at them straight on I could see it in 5 of my 8 chicks aged 31/2 to 51/2 weeks. Legs were taped together in the correct position( with padding between them )between dusk and dawn for 4 weeks.

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1 wonderful husband, 1 terrific son, 2 dogs, 7 cats, 3 guineas, 5 chickens, 1 tough turkey....RIP Turtee (2005-8/28/2015), and 46 spoiled Peacocks.

 "Life is Good"

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