Dealing With Spayed Leg

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Hokum Coco, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I have employed this method on a 6 week old squeaker and have seen an immediate improvement. It is not a severe case of spayed leg (only one leg effected) I will update if the bird makes a complete recovery.
     
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  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Hope he does recover!
     
  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    He is improving and getting around better. I will leave it on for a month then remove it to see the result. I found the elastic I employed was cutting circulation. I attached the ends of elastics to zip ties that I encircled around each leg that stopped that problem. He does seem to lay down more than normal I noticed. Plus his gait is different as well.

    I took the hobble off today and his leg still shoots out to one side (not as bad as it was originally.)
     
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  4. peletashi

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    Following!! My baby has splayed legs toi but wont perch.
     
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    The hobbles in the video definitely are helping my spayed leg pigeon. That being said I know he will never be normal. One thing I did different I hooked the elastics onto zip ties (if found the elastics I am using were cutting into the pigeons legs.)
     
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