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Need help: baby chicken has one bent leg and can’t walk

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickenleg123, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Chickenleg123

    Chickenleg123 In the Brooder

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    Hey guys. Just needed some help with my baby chicken who has a leg problem. It’s legs are both underneath it which is good but one of its legs are bent so unnaturally. I can’t explain it. Here’s a pic:
     
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    Chickenleg123 In the Brooder

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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit Premium Member

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  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler Premium Member

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Someone will chime in here and have advice.
     
  5. blackdust951

    blackdust951 Ostrich egg

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    :welcomehello:frowand welcome to backyard chickens!we're so happy you've decided to join us:yesss::yai hope you enjoy you're time here.:)
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck in resolving the problem with the chick.
     
  7. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Crowing

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    That is probably a slipped tendon. Look at the hocks of the chick, from the back. If one is larger than the other, that's what it is.

    In order to correct it has to be splinted ASAP, or it will grow and get worse, and be froze into that position.

    There are threads that address the problem, with how to make a splint.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C prepare for take off Premium Member Project Manager

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    :welcome

    The other greeters have given you some good tips and links so I'll just say thanks for joining us and best of luck with your chick!
     
  9. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
     
  10. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC!!! I'm sorry you're having trouble with your chicken.
     

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