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HELP! Can anyone give me tips on how to correct perosis (slipped tendon)??!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by portraitiste, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. portraitiste

    portraitiste New Egg

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    Hi everyone, I have a week old Rhode Island Red hen chick who appears to have a slipped tendon. She didn't have it when she hatched and she is kept on deep layers of sawdust in a massive brooder so I have no idea how shes done it but can someone please help me and give me advice on how to slip the tendon back in??

    I can feel the tendon on the inside of the hock, so that's how I came to the dignosis that it is definitely perosis. I haven't had a chick like this before, however, so I have no idea how I put it back into place... I'm so scared that I will damage her as she is still so tiny!

    Please, please help as I'm worried I wont fix it in time and then will have to have her pts which I don't want at all :(
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awwwww,sending hugs and high hope's!
     
  4. Double Kindness

    Double Kindness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick with this too, but idk if it's too late to try to fix it, is it too late now to fix it, will this chick have a good life? It's only 3 days old, I have been trying everything on poultry podiatry, but it seems to be content just standing on one leg?
     

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