Hello from Illinois :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cockadoodle-doo, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Cockadoodle-doo

    Cockadoodle-doo In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2017
    Hi everyone!!! I am new to the raising chicken world, but very excited for the adventure! I currently have 3 week old chicks:2 Dixie rainbows, 2 salmon faverolles, and 2 ameracaunas. 1 of my very sweet Dixie rainbows slipped a tendon about 5 days ago. I have emailed two poultry sites and called about 25 vets and some even out of state for advice. I am aware that 5 days is starting to hit the point of no return as far as ability to fix it (she may go to the vet tomorrow), but my question is can she survive? I am willing to make the adaptations necessary. Any advice or success stories would be happily welcomed!!!!!
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Wow! You are a diligent and committed chicken mom! I did a BYC search on 'slipped tendon' and these old threads came up - hope you can glean some good info from them:
    And you can also post in the medical thread here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
    And for a wealth of articles on chicken raising A-Z, I recommend reading up on the articles in the Learning Center here:
    Finally, if you'd like to chat with some fellow Illinois poultry folks, here's that thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/37/illinois
    Best wishes to you and your injured chick and all your poultry pursuits!! [​IMG]
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links from redsoxs so I'll just say hello and wish you good luck!

    All the best
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I hope your Dixie rainbow will be ok.

    Best wishes!
  5. Cockadoodle-doo

    Cockadoodle-doo In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2017
    Wow thank you so much for such immediate responses!!!! I will check each of those sites :) I knew I came to the right place!!!
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Cockadoodle-doo [​IMG] Welcome!

    Definitely check out the great links redsoxs has given you. Best wishes to you, your little ones and especially the little one with the tendon issues.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] Hope she will have the best possible outcome.[​IMG]

  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
  9. Cockadoodle-doo

    Cockadoodle-doo In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2017
    So after reading everything redsoxs put out there I was feeling really good about her at least being able to live if her tendon is not able to be fixed. But like I said earlier I was desperately seeking information so before joining this site I had emailed some other informational sites. I just received one and it basically said she was in a lot of pain and I shouldn't make her live like that. I am just not sure I agree with the advice. If she was in a lot of pain wouldn't she be chirping up a storm?? She seems perfectly content, eating and drinking with her friends. The only time she seemed in pain is when I splinted it and I took it off in fear of her breaking her other leg. The last thing I want is to be inhumane but I think I can give her a good life even if she has issues with a leg. I guess I am asking wouldn't I know if she was in pain??

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