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Not Spraddle - Help?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TheTeenyTinyFarm, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. TheTeenyTinyFarm

    TheTeenyTinyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a new chick that is favoring one leg...waddles when it walks and holds it up towards its body. It looks like it's trying but I want to make sure there is nothing to be concerned about?

    Thanks BYCers!!![​IMG]

    I hope the new squeaker is okay...first one to hatch![​IMG]
     
  2. jenni2142

    jenni2142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you check that the tendon had not slipped? if it has then the chick can't straighten it's leg and it will sit on the hock joint. this can cause permanent damage. i just lost one last week due to both tendons being slipped and the bone twisting. http://www.peafowl.org/ARTICLES/1/ if it is slipped this will tell you how to fix it.
    good luck with your chick.
     
  3. TheTeenyTinyFarm

    TheTeenyTinyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems like it is achilles tendon out of the groove...but there are no pics and I don't understand by reading that what to do...

    Does it mean to pinch the swollen part of the tendon to help it slip back into place?
     

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