Chick with twisted leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mattbhm, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. mattbhm

    mattbhm In the Brooder

    May 27, 2017
    I posted a few days ago in the chick forum, but his leg is getting worse. At first it looked like splayed leg, but now I know for sure it is not. His leg is twisted outward and starting to face backwards. It gets worse everyday. He can't walk at all without a brace. He has had a rubber band brace for about a week, it holds his leg in the right place but doesn't stop it from turning. I have tried making braces that hold it in the right place but either they don't work or he gets them off in minutes. It doesn't seem to hurt him when I turn it back to the normal position. I just finished making a a brace out of styrofoam and bandaids and tape. It is holding his leg right and he hasn't taken it off yet, so we will see. Any ideas on what to do? Do you think it could get better if held in the right position for a few days?
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  2. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Free Ranging

    Mar 18, 2017
    Alberta, Canada
    Sorry, I am not sure. It sounds like you're doing the right thing!

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