Need help with a slipped tendon - 5do chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by riverwed070707, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. riverwed070707

    riverwed070707 Out Of The Brooder

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    Happened two days ago. DH was able to slip it back in place yesterday but its obvious its still really sore. Its very swollen compared to the other leg and she's started using her wing to help support her as she hobbles around. She's still interested in food and water.

    I've read about chicken chairs and wrapping. Tried wrapping but I didn't know what I was doing and gave up. Do I want the leg straight or bent still? I want to make sure I'm helping and not hurting? Is a sling better? If so, how long do I leave her in there?

    Some people have said to just let them be but I feel like its getting worse with her trying to walk on it all the time. Any tips, tricks or suggestions appreciated.

    I had no idea we were going to be learning so much about chicken first aid so soon!
     
  2. Judy

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