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Guinea w/ bum leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Selena, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Selena

    Selena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jun 24, 2008
    Port Orchard, WA
    I have a 3 week old guinea keet who is the runt. Because he's been smaller than the other 2, I've kept a watch on him to make sure he's not picked on.

    Last week I noticed it was hopping around with it's new feathers ruffled. I caught it and inspected it. The joint (knee) looks a bit whiter than the other. The foot tried to grasp at things and the bird tried to stand on it. It continues to eat and drink and hop around. I've noticed lately though, it's foot is starting to turn out at the ankle. I've thought of taping the leg a bit or making a little brace so the bird can stand a bit better and not lose it's foot mobility. The other two are becoming very protective of him, keeping very close and protectively cuddling with him at night.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    I'm not sure that there is anything that can be done. Some sort of brace like your saying may help. Also, get them on a good vitamin, either using aviacharge 2000 in their daily water or for the next week give the hurt one poly-vi-sol. Good luck.
     
  3. Selena

    Selena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I will try a brace. Nothing tells me it's broken, and I looked closely at it. I think he twisted it wrong and because he keeps trying to run on it, it's irritating it. I'm afraid without a supportive device that he will injure it more trying to run. I've planned on letting them to their own outside pen soon.
     

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