Chick with slipped tendon-need advice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickmanna, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. chickmanna

    chickmanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    Battle Ground, WA
    I have a 24-hour old Mottled Java chick with a slipped Achilles tendon. I am able to slip it back in place, with no apparent discomfort to the chick. But it won't stay put. The chick will lay on it's back in my lap and and let me manipulate the tendon back in place, but the slightest leg movement and the tendon pops back out. Not walking on it even, just a kick or two while it's still on it's back in my lap. Any ideas on how to keep the tendon in place??
  2. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    You can try making a splint? keep the leg still and in place so in theroy the tendon will stay put?
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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