Help 24 hr chick with dislocated hock and\or slipped achilles tendon

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by meowlacy, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. meowlacy

    meowlacy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 24 hr chick that had either a dislocated hock joint\archilites dislocation. I want to try and help first before I cull. I found some info and wonder if anyone could explain it better?

    • To reposition the tendon into the correct place: Gently pull the upper part of bird's leg a bit behind normal position and then carefully straighten the leg as though bird were stretching its leg back in a pretty normal stretching motion. Press gently against the side of the tendon if needed, and it should pop back into place pretty easily and cause little if any pain. Gently release the leg and it should return to a normal bent position.
    • Some sources recommend pushing the tendon back in place just by pressing with your finger. However, stretching the leg back is a much less painful method.

    What part is the upper part ect
     
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    meowlacy Out Of The Brooder

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    Also, is there a differrence between dislocated hock or slipped tendon?
    HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLP
     
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    meowlacy Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe if taped it ???? I don't know,please help. I trie what I think the instructions above ment but it didn't help
     

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