- Jun 17, 2012
I just got a 1 or 2 day old golden red pheasant chick that is very uniquely crippled. It does not have splay leg, which I've treated (even severe cases) before. The chick walks (barely) on its hock joints with its shanks and feet upward. Imagine a person walking on their knees with their feet ticking up. Sometimes the chick's feet get caught behind the wings. It struggles to move and sit properly. The back of its hock joints are sore. I cannot figure out the best way to splint or brace the bird so that it uses its feet to walk and keeps them under its body. This issue occurs in both legs. Frequently it sits with both feet caught behind its wings. Help.