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slipped tendo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littleseed, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. littleseed

    littleseed Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone else have a chick with a slipped tendon?
    One of ours had this issue I gently stretched the leg over 24 hrs and popped it back on. She put 50 % weight on it the 1st day and now at day 3 seems fine. Wondering when I can reintro her to the flock?
     
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd give it at least a week or two to MAKE SURE she's not going to slip again.

    Great job getting it to pop back into place. I'd rather err on the side of caution than stress her out and cause her to be injured again.

    If she seems agitated from being alone, you can put a mirror in with her or put her cage where the rest of the chicks are. :)

    MrsB
     
  3. littleseed

    littleseed Out Of The Brooder

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    Great idea!!! A mirror. Thank you
     
  4. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're very welcome. :)

    Vitamin B12 and E in the water can help with leg strength issues.

    I hope she makes a full recovery!

    MrsB
     

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