Crazy leg

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by marytoast, May 8, 2009.

  1. marytoast

    marytoast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2008
    Carthage, NC
    This may have been asked before but here goes. I have a guinea keet >24 hours old. Her leg seems to be stuck in front of her. Is there a way to repair the problem or should we cull?
    Last edited: May 8, 2009
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    I'm pretty sure that's splay leg which CAN get better over time but I guess normally it doesnt get better. Hopefully someone with more experience can give you some advice here.
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    If it is spraddle-leg, it can be fixed with bandaids usually. However, spraddle leg usually is the leg sticking out to the side, or behind, the chick, so I don't think that's what your baby's problem is. Do a search for slipped tendon, spraddle leg, or splay leg (same thing, different name), and maybe you can find something that could help.

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