Chick with weak leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NewToFarming, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chicken that has a weak leg or legs. She will be 3 months old soon. It is hard to tell if it is both or if it is because the one gives out on her. I could not feel anything broken. What does it look like if they stretched a tendon or ligament at the knee. That is where it seems to give out on her. She is getting around but she definitely walks funny and I can see it give out on her at times. If this could be what it is, what is the treatment and should a brace be put on her or him?
     
  2. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    If it were my birdie I would try a splint to help support, as to what it could be I could not help you there......check the forum. I also bumped you forward so that some one else could be more help. Good luck.
     
  3. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I do have a question about splinting. How do they lay down if it is splinted. Do you allow it to bend at the knee joint. I tried to search for things but really couldn't find if you should splint it straight or make a splint for the top and bottom allowing the knee to bend. It seems like her knees are what is weak though.
     

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