1 day old chick with slipped tendon??? Photos

esme13

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So , this has been the worst hatch in along time for me. I have one chick with an unabsorb egg yolk sack and the other one displaying leg problems.

the little Orpington is barely trying to walk, it drags it’s one leg outwards. Is this a slipped tendon?? It’s 13hrs old right now.

it’s bruised looking and swollen. Photo of good and not so good leg.
 

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esme13

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How's your chick doing? Any better? Let's bump this if you're still having trouble.

The chick is so sweet, clearly in discomfort. It’s leg seems unable to manipulate anymore. When i first saw the bruising , I pushed the tendon back into place. By the next morning the bruising was gone, joint was solid firm. And I tried messaging it and the tendon would not move. Don’t have the heart to cull it. It eats, drinks and poops with its bottom staying clean. And it’s the only cage mate for the one with the unabsorb yolk (which is alive and well).
 

esme13

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We tried wrapping the leg when we first saw it. The next day it was still holding it up and when I took the bandage off it looked like it healed with the tendon not in the right spot.
 

esme13

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How can we pin point it not to move?? When it stretches its leg back the tendon won’t stay. We tried bandage Wednesday to Thursday and it got worst.
 

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esme13

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Vet wrapped it again and even when not tightly wrapped the leg turns purple in the wrap. Could this be a pinch nerve ??
 

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