Is this perosis?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kie4, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. kie4

    kie4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    Chick hatched on day 23, 3 other eggs hatched on day 22 and are all fine.
    Today I changed to more of a leg brace to try and make the leg a bit straighter while still keeping the hobbler so that the leg doesn't straddle/swing out.
    She hops about all over, sometimes gets her balance and can stand with the leg brace.
    Even with the leg brace though, the foot turns out 90 degress.

    Today she is 4 days old, we've been treating her since 1 day old.
    Any advice on how to fix this leg appreciated.

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Slipped tendon, rotated tibia, and varus valgus deformity are common in young chicks. Usually there is no cure, although most people try poultry vitamins, and some try splinting. Some chicks like the one in the 3rd link, can get along in a small area with special care. Here is some reading about these deformities:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1790586/ (click on each page number for pictures)
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1051/leg-health-in-large-broilers/
    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...chick-anyone-ever-try-to-fix-this-experiences
     
  3. kie4

    kie4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link @Eggcessive , I read through. It looks like my little chick will be hobbling for the rest of its life then. And will need a low to the ground disabled access roost.
     

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