Chicken with dislocated hock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by foxycoxy, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. foxycoxy

    foxycoxy New Egg

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    Has anyone ever fixed a young chicken just getting her adult feathers who looks like she's had a dislocated hock for done time???? Any advice???? I got her today as they were going to cull her
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh I am so sorry about your bird! I have never encountered this situation. Follow that link that Sumi has left for you. I hope you can get her healed up soon. [​IMG]
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    If she has slipped the tendon in her hock, unfortunately it is a poor outlook for her. Hope the info above is helpful.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I'm sorry about your bird!![​IMG]
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry about your chicken's hock. Sumi and Kelsie2290 have given you some good links. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your chicken recovers.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I used to show dogs and I know in some breeds there was a prevalence of "slipped stifles," - they used to hop like a bunny rabbit if forced to keep moving. But they would slip in and out of the joint and the dog could still get around. I assume if it was severe enough they would be put down. But, I knew of many champions (I used to work for a dog handler) that had bad slips in both hind legs. It generally wasn't crippling like hip dysplasia .

    I don't know if this relates to chickens at all. To be frank I never thought about them having hocks period.
     
  9. foxycoxy

    foxycoxy New Egg

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    Good news!!!! We manipulated her leg without too much stress and she's now in a splint. Eating up a storm do fingers crossed it works!!!!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    That's great news. We will keep our fingers crossed. Good luck with her.
     

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