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

    Feb 22, 2016
    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:

    This is now:

    I don't see any progress and it's been nearly 4 days.
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty

    May 20, 2012
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    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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