Day old chick bad leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Liam91, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Liam91

    Liam91 New Egg

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    We have just hatched off some chicks under a broody one of the chicks legs sticks out backwards when walking , but goes back when relaxed [​IMG]

    Any ideas what this is I don't know if this is spraddle leg or not
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It might be a slipped tendon which is a common problem. Here is a good site to help--just scroll down to "how to fix a slipped tendon in hock joint:" https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

    And here are some threads to read that may be helpful:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/756556/slipped-tendon-splayed-leg-confused
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/905811/slipped-tendon-home-surgery
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/886856/broken-leg-or-slipped-tendon
     

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