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Fantastic Six Chickies! Absolutely fantastic. How does Leo get around? Is he mainly a 'hopper', or does he use his stump for support to walk?

 

You should totally make a prosthetic with that 3D printer (and then post it on Tumblr and get half a million notes...haha).

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He uses it as a foot! So he hobbles now.

I actually do have tumblr, hmmm...
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Any update on the prosthetic?

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Hey... I'm hardly on here, But absolutely love the way everyone can connect and share Such wonderful information.
I have quite a dilemma. I have a duck who has two legs pretty much flipped up the wrong way and toes curled in. My guess is that it had splayed leg, And then the Achilles tendon popped And that was that. Anyway, I've already tried taping feet flat, leg back to pop tendon in place, wrapping, etc. The leg I worked on got picked at and swelled up like a balloon. I took to vet and she said put it down. Grrrrr.
I said I just wanted amputation so I could make her little soft boots with duck feet on the bottom so she could walk easier. Vet was a d**che about the whole thing. Sorry for the colorful language. Anyway, limbs are alive. Feet can move a bit. But I can't get those legs back because been this way since before I rescued. She was, according to previous owners, hatched out this way. And she was like 3 weeks old when got her. She's like 6 weeks now. I feel like if nobody is going to help her, I need to step up and do something. Those lower legs and feet really mess her up. I can see her frustration trying to struggle to walk. Plus the bones at the ends hitting the floor. Poor thing.
And I can't put Any feet on her because the bones are literally side by side! Not even lined up normally but actually folded and next to each other. I need mega references/advice
Anything. I'm scared too because if I do anything wrong and end up losing her I'll jump off a bridge. Haha. I'm completely attached to this baby. My little special Kiwi...
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Could you seriously put this down????????
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Originally Posted by Mitchellsmommy View Post

Hey... I'm hardly on here, But absolutely love the way everyone can connect and share Such wonderful information.
I have quite a dilemma. I have a duck who has two legs pretty much flipped up the wrong way and toes curled in. My guess is that it had splayed leg, And then the Achilles tendon popped And that was that. Anyway, I've already tried taping feet flat, leg back to pop tendon in place, wrapping, etc. The leg I worked on got picked at and swelled up like a balloon. I took to vet and she said put it down. Grrrrr.
I said I just wanted amputation so I could make her little soft boots with duck feet on the bottom so she could walk easier. Vet was a d**che about the whole thing. Sorry for the colorful language. Anyway, limbs are alive. Feet can move a bit. But I can't get those legs back because been this way since before I rescued. She was, according to previous owners, hatched out this way. And she was like 3 weeks old when got her. She's like 6 weeks now. I feel like if nobody is going to help her, I need to step up and do something. Those lower legs and feet really mess her up. I can see her frustration trying to struggle to walk. Plus the bones at the ends hitting the floor. Poor thing.
And I can't put Any feet on her because the bones are literally side by side! Not even lined up normally but actually folded and next to each other. I need mega references/advice
Anything. I'm scared too because if I do anything wrong and end up losing her I'll jump off a bridge. Haha. I'm completely attached to this baby. My little special Kiwi...

 

 

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Could you seriously put this down????????


Try to find a prosthetics office in your area, then see if they will look at the poor little thing. If they think they could help you with designing and building workable prosthetic legs and feet, then a veterinarian will be much more likely to do an amputation. And "No", I couldn't put that down either.

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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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