How long do I give treatment before giving up?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kattyxoxo, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. kattyxoxo

    kattyxoxo New Egg

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    A chick I got from TSC a few days ago had splayed leg. I've been using tape around its ankles but it doesn't seem to be working. This morning the toes began curling so I made a boot for it. But the joint doesn't seem to be straightening (the elbow?). I don't know what to do. I don't want to give up on this little guy but I also don't want to prolong his suffering.

    This was before treatment:
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    This is now:
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    I don't see any progress and it's been nearly 4 days.
     
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I would do some searching about a possible slipped tendon at the the search box top of this page. Also start chick vitamins or SaveAChick today in water. Poultry Pedia Podiatry is a good link to read about leg problems in chicks.
     

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