Can someone help me pleeeeeeeeeeeeese????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by meowlacy, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. meowlacy

    meowlacy In the Brooder

    Mar 20, 2013
    I have a 24 hr chick that had either a dislocated hock joint\Achilles dislocation. I want to try and help first before I cull. I found some info and wonder if anyone could explain it better?

    • To reposition the tendon into the correct place: Gently pull the upper part of bird's leg a bit behind normal position and then carefully straighten the leg as though bird were stretching its leg back in a pretty normal stretching motion. Press gently against the side of the tendon if needed, and it should pop back into place pretty easily and cause little if any pain. Gently release the leg and it should return to a normal bent position.
    • Some sources recommend pushing the tendon back in place just by pressing with your finger. However, stretching the leg back is a much less painful method.

    What part is the upper part ect
    Nothing I do helps to put the joint back in place. Could she live with this deformity?

  2. GAChicken Chick

    GAChicken Chick In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2012
    Toccoa, GA
    I have no idea... I just posted about the same thing except a hip dislocation in a 1do baby chick.
  3. meowlacy

    meowlacy In the Brooder

    Mar 20, 2013
    When did you post? What's going on with your chick now?
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 10 Years

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    You might want to try and pm Chickenzoo. She's the most orthopedic chicken person I know.

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