Chick with hocks that are double jointed??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by daytonfarm, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. daytonfarm

    daytonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    I have a barred rock chick that seems healthy in every aspect except walking when he walks his hocks don't stop the motion and will go absolutely straight causing the chick not to get much forward motion. I think the ligaments are not tight enough and just allow the hock to fully open. I know I will probably have to cull this guy but I thought I would give him a chance so I bought some tiny springs to try to keep the joint from opening all the way and hopefully giving the ligaments time to tighten.
    Has anyone had this problem before and how have you fixed it or tried to fix it? It is on both legs.
    My son was with me at the hardware store when we were sizing him up for his "braces" and he said that he will look like Forest Gump, so that's what we have named him for the time being.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  2. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2009
    Central PA

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