Anyone know why my baby turkey's leg is like this?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Vbp6us, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Vbp6us

    Vbp6us New Egg

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    I found the other turkeys (same age) jumping on this guy. I picked him up and noticed he has a bad leg. Do you think it's dislocated? Thanks

    http://i.imgur.com/FcEYJYa.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2016
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like maybe it was spraddled and has grown at an off angle. In the picture, it looks like the bottom of the leg is going out from the knee instead of down, is that correct?
     
  3. Vbp6us

    Vbp6us New Egg

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    I think so. I tried to take it back to the place I got the little guy so they can help me but they were of no help. I have zero experience with this stuff but I've been told to make a splint and straighten the leg out. Does that sound right? Keep it straight till he's healed up? I'm giving him aspirin to manage the pain for now.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If its jutting out to the side, I don't think you'll be able to straighten it :/
     

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