Any suggestions?

NikkiBoyce 2012

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Oct 1, 2013
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Went to go check on my meat chickens and found this guy like this. There is no swelling and it is eating and drinking fine.
 

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It looks a bit like the leg has a slipped achilles tendon, which may be from a vitamin deficiency in the parent stock. Sometimes it can be fixed if done very early, but not always successful. Vitamins in the water may help also. Here are a couple of links to read:
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/220/slipped-tendon-perosis
https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/756556/slipped-tendon-splayed-leg-confused
https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
 
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NikkiBoyce 2012

In the Brooder
6 Years
Oct 1, 2013
39
1
36
I used to be a nurse, I was putting my money on the leg popped out of the thigh joint. I am not sure if that can be fixed. It is a chick from cackle hatchery, so I would assume they have healthy stock
 

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