Slipped tendon in 4 month old

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  1. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 4 month old peachick that just slipped his tendon this afternoon. Can he be saved??? I have him in a pet carrier and after reading, giving him all the vitamins that he may have been lacking. I really hate to think I will lose him. It popped back into place very easily but not sure if it need taping or what? I have fixed them as baby chicks but this boy is getting big now so a sling, etc is not feasible. I know whatever I do has to be done asap.
    Thanks for help in advance!
     
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  2. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you do it right away, it should work. Hold him in your lap or have someone hold him. If its swelled, put an ice pack on it for 10 minutes or so. GENTLY extend his injured leg back straight until its like he was laying down with his legs out behind him. And then slip the tendon back where it belongs. Hold it carefully while you let his leg go back to normal position, if necessary hold the tendon in place. I think you are going to want to put him in a cage for a day or two, making sure it doesn't come back out. After that, if the swelling is gone and it looks good you could probably let him free, but check on it to make sure it stays in. Good luck.
     
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  3. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ThAnks for the quick reply. I did get to him even before it started to swell, so I will just hope it holds. He is somewhat of a pet ( hatched in the house under my bantam brahma). He cried for his sibling quite a while but settled down fairly quickly.

    Please send healing thoughts. My grand neice named them Question and Answer. Answer had a hard start, had tiny toothpick legs when hatched, so I was just sure she was a girl! Hope they heal up fine.
     
  4. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Went to clean his cage this morn and tendon had popped back out of place. Hock was swollen now too. :(

    I taped his legs and will pray that will do the trick. Poor baby is being a good trooper.

    Never had this trouble out in the country but well was heavy on minerals and overloaded on manganese so never had to supplement. Never even occurred to me. :(
     
  5. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its swelled, you might want to ice it every couple of hours. If you can tape it in place so it holds and confine his movements for a week or so until its completely healed (it may take longer) that should do the trick. I hope you are in a warm climate or have somewhere reasonable warm to keep him. Its freezing here. I really don't know how long it takes for a tendon to heal, hopefully someone else does, I know from personal experience a person's tendon takes months for a pulled tendon but that's not the same so hopefully it won't take that long. Just make sure it stays in place all the time. I was hoping that you had caught it in time and all it would take was putting back in place and a little caution for a while, I guess nobody's that lucky. Good luck, if it works it will be worth it.
     
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  6. EyeKeyYou

    EyeKeyYou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a pain but if it is somewhat staying in place only thing I have ever had work was load them in a sling where their feet barely reach the ground and put food and water in cups in front of him (that way they can eat and poop). For a week usually the grove develops in that time. Taping never worked for me only caused sores. If it doesn't stay in place even when pea is on sling put him out of his misery I have kept them until fully grown and the increased weight causes even more problems until they get depressed and quit eating. PoultPak vitamins in water help reduce this from happening but I still have it happen about 1 in 90-100
     
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  8. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ave his legs taped together and at the moment it is holding. Having him in a pet carrier was just making him hunch and popping it back out of place. So he is on a soft blanket in the kitchen being very aggravated with me!! Not to mention stinking up the kitchen!!! I have no idea how long I should leave him like that.
    His brother is right outside the sliding glass door, also being ticked. Please send healing thoughts for him!!!
     
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have this pea on corrid?
     
  10. DylansMom

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    Just out of curiosity, has anyone seen a slipped tendon in an adult bird? Or is it strictly something that happens when they are young. I can't say I remember any stories about adults with it, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. [​IMG]
     

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