help please - new chick with exposed tendons??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by musicalteach, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. musicalteach

    musicalteach New Egg

    Feb 27, 2013
    I have an new chick that hatched in my incubator. It's tendon is exposed on the back - I am attaching a picture. I was told to band it's legs, but that won't help its tendon.

    What do I do? It's a perky little thing. About a day old. I brought it home last night so the others didn't peck at its legs, and it loves my kids - what can I do to help the poor thing walk?
  2. rbaker0345

    rbaker0345 Big Mamma Brahma

    Put an antibiotic ointment on it and wrap it with some gauze and a tiny strip of vetrap. Change dressing at least once a day and flush with betadine or chlorhexidine. All of which you should be able to get from a vet or a pharmacy.
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
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