Dislocated or Splayed Leg?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Dan23, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Dan23

    Dan23 Just Hatched

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    I have a peachick that is 3 weeks old that I just noticed has a leg that seems to be dislocated. It doesn't kick out to the side but seems to fold inward a bit under her. Will zip tying or using bandaids on the legs to keep them straight and together help? It seems that the joint is swollen. I'm not sure what to do to help correct the problem -- any suggestions or is there no hope? I'll upload some pics. This is a pied bronze chick.

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  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    What is the protein level of the food you are feeding?
     
  3. Dan23

    Dan23 Just Hatched

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    It's Pen Pal medicated chick starter grower...not sure of the protein level right off the bat. I've raised scores of peachicks using chicken starter grower and haven't had this happen before....
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If the hock joint is swollen it could be perosis (slipped tendon).
     
  5. Dan23

    Dan23 Just Hatched

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    Yes. I believe you're right. Do you know how to fix this problem?
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    How swollen is it now? Has the leg rotated more?
     
  7. Dan23

    Dan23 Just Hatched

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    Yes, it has rotated a bit more and it is swollen a bit more.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I tried to treat two, but each time the leg just got worse... To the point where the leg rotate almost 90 degrees. Is a vet an option?
     
  9. casportpony

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  10. Dan23

    Dan23 Just Hatched

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    Yeah, it looks like putting the bird down is the only option . . . thanks for your help. I double checked the feed...I'm using the Manna medicated chick starter and grower right now, which was the recommended feed (I have a large bag of Pen Pal chick starter grower that I haven't opened yet). My other chicks haven't shown any signs of tendons slipping. Hopefully this was just one of those rare cases.
     

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