Guinea fowl - splayed legs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wings27, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. wings27

    wings27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know how to correct splay leg in a guinea that is two months old? Got her today in a flock of 7, I was supposed to get six but breeder threw her in because he didn't have any use for her. The picture shows her on my bed after I gave her a warm bath and wrapped her in a towel; her front was caked with mud and feces from not being able to get off the ground.
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    Both sides are like this. She can move around but she cannot hop or take off flying like her siblings. She is so gentle and kind, I would hate to put her down if there is any chance at all of correcting this issue or just catering to her disability to give her a good life.
     
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  2. wings27

    wings27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Bump. Anyone? :(
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    You can't correct splayed legs in a guinea that age. She could have a leg bone deformity or a vitamin deficiency instead. I would try some poultry vitamins in her water every day, and try placing her in a chicken sling to get her up off the ground. Here are some examples:

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