day old chick with slipped tendon??? need help asap

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by babytess, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. babytess

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    Hi, i have a day old chick, he is not walking great and holds his 1 leg up to his body, it is very stiff and i cant move it at all, i'm worried i will hurt him and put him in more pain, can anyone help with what i can do???
     
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  3. Eggcessive

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    babytess New Egg

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    i have read and tried it but his leg is so stiff i'm scared i might hurt him, the video is now available
     
  5. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To check for a slipped tendon,run your thumb down back of leg from hock(leg joins body)to shank(scales start)press down gently while doing this. If tendon has slipped,you can feel it,it will feel loose/springy/wobbly,press down you should feel it snap back into place. If it does not stay in place,wrap leg up where tendon has slipped to keep it in place. You can also gently stretch leg backwards,like a chick would do when normally stretching leg back,this will stretch tendon.


    Yes,slipped tendons are painful.
     
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