need help, Pheasant with crooked leg

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Yvonne37894, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bird with its leg is turning backwards, it started about 3 weeks ago. I've been giving it Avia charge 2000 and poultry cell in its water. Its been in the house from hatch.
    What else could I do or is it to late to do anything?

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  2. Firekin1

    Firekin1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any possibility your bird slipped a tendon? A slipped tendon could have been repaired (which isn't always successful) if caught early enough, if left alone the tendons will tear and that's pretty much what it looks like where there is no longer support to the leg. Is there any swelling around the hock joint?
     
  3. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for responding, however, I destroyed 3 that had that or similar.
    One was a injury and if I knew what if anything to do may have been saved.
    The other 2 were raised in the house, I think they were a vitamin deficiency.
     
  4. Bob White quail

    Bob White quail Out Of The Brooder

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    you could make it a cast with popsicle sticks or if you are willing take it to the vet but if you don't do any think soon it will probably not be good for the bird and it might die but try to give it as much action as possible it might help with claiming it down
     

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