Baby silkie can't stand

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickaboo7, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry I didn't read the directions for a post. Please read I need help now
    Thanks
     
  2. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well in order to help you we need details. A picture and a description would be helpful. How old is the chick? did it ever stand? Is its leg or legs out to the side?
    Kristyne
     
  3. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The babe is about 3mo. We were find until today. our attitude seams ok. we are eating but laying down. when she tries to stand she falls over. This started about 3pm. one leg seams to be splayed to one side . the toes are curled under. when she tries to walk it drags.
     
  4. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you thought about making a splint of sorts. I know that you can fashion one wiht straws to keep it streight and then attach it to the other leg so that it is the correct width apart. There are others on here that may have more info about how to do this. You can also attach a small piece of cardboard to the curled foot with bandaids and that will help it streighten it out.

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    It may be dislocated or broken.

    Try changing the header to something like "need help fixing spradled leg" and you might get the answers you need.
    Hoped this helped.
    Kristyne
     
  5. dlhunicorn

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    give three drops of polyvisol into the beak for a week and then taper off (in addition to the bandaid splinting of leg amd making shoe)
     

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