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HELP BROKEN LEG OR STRADDLE???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dddCT, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. dddCT

    dddCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 day old chick has something going on with one of its legs. It doesnt stick out to the side like I've seen in pictures of straddle leg but she can bear weight on it. I see her trying and she scratches her head with that leg and can stretch it out but can't walk. She's hopping all over. What do I do?
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I can't help you, but I want you to get in front of those who can, so I'm bumping you to the front page with a sympathy response!

    I hope this works out for you!
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be slipped tendon..
    but won't hurt to give Poly-vi-sol liquid baby vitamins for the B vitamins it has..2-3 drops on beak for a week, tapering off for a week.

    here is a link to someone good at leg/orthopedic problems.

    DCT

    http://www.voy.com/194762/
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2008
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    my hen did the same thing but she was fine after a few days we think she hurt herself jumping down from the roost..
     

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