Slipped tendon in 7 week chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheDisease21002, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. TheDisease21002

    TheDisease21002 Chirping

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    I checked on my chick today had it wasn't walking around properly. When I got it when it was around 1 day old it had a slipped tendon. I fixed that in the first 2 weeks and no issues were seen for 5 weeks. It just turned 7 weeks today and it looks like the tendon may have slipped out of place again on its right leg(left in the picture). I heard that a slipped tendon cannot be fixed after the chick matures a little. I think it's a slipped tendon because the hock is flat while the other leg isn't. Please tell me what I can do if it is actually a slipped tendon. And please tell me if it's not a slipped tendon. IMG_20190118_195254.jpg this is the normal leg IMG_20190118_195249.jpg the one on the lefts hock is flat and the chick can't walk on it.
    Edit: I know visiting the vet is an option, but i want to know what i can do for the chick at home
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

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    Welcome To BYC!
    Can you post a couple of photos at different angles of the chick standing up by itself?
     
  3. TheDisease21002

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    I released this on youtube as I can't upload videos to this site, please tell me what I can do. I've left it in a warm place with pine shavings and vitamin water, with chick feed too.
     
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  4. Wyorp Rock

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    Is the leg turning out similar to the photos in these threads?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/roosters-leg-turning-out-help-pictures.1110263/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/rooster-chick-with-weird-leg.978353/

    It could very well be slipped tendon or a leg bone deformity that is becoming more pronounced since she is getting older and heavier.
    You can try splinting to see if that helps
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/peachick-with-slipped-tendon.1092979/
    But often something like this cannot be fixed.

    I would also offer poultry vitamins that contain B2(Riboflavin) or give her 1/4tablet B-Complex daily for a week.

    She's a cute little thing.
     
  5. TheDisease21002

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    thank you for the advice, and the links, really appreciate it. Hopefully, she gets better like last time. I've been giving her riboflavin and am planning on making a chick chair for her. Thank you again for your support.
     
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