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Leg Issue

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by billiejw89, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. billiejw89

    billiejw89 Songster

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    Hello everyone. I was told to head over to this thread for help with my chick. It was a late hatcher that I had to assist due to shrink wrapping. It leans to one side and sticks the opposite leg out. I've included a video. Any thoughts?

     

  2. chippy99th

    chippy99th Chirping

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    It looks like splay leg or a slipped tendon to me. Fixable in my experience, although you've got to get an early start. I suggest doing a search on this site to try to determine exactly what's wrong and see what others have done to correct it, like making splints/leg ties out of bandages. It's not too bad or the chick wouldn't be able to move around as much as it is in your video. Good luck!
     

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