issue with newborn legg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mattschicks, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. mattschicks

    mattschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I just had a new hatch of chicks everyone is doing great but i have one baby chick whos left legg is off to the side not underneath like the others. Is there a way to correct this or is it something she/he is goong to have to deal with?
     
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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    It's possible that the chick has a slipped tendon, or another deformity called varus-valgus deformity. Sometimes a small portion of chicks with slipped tendon may be successfully treated with maneuvering the tendon back in place and splinting it with vet wrap. This may need to be redone several times a day.
    Here are a few threads to read about slipped tendon:
    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/756556/slipped-tendon-splayed-leg-confused
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/854952/is-this-a-slipped-tendon
     

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