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Slipped tendon in day old chick - Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Swearyknitter, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Swearyknitter

    Swearyknitter Hatching

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    Hello,

    We had 2 chicks hatch yesterday but one appears to have a slipped tendon.

    I can feel the tendon slip back when I stretch the leg, but it's not staying in place.

    I can't figure out how to splint the leg properly, and not sure how to create a sling, if they still need heat.

    The chick can bimble around and is eating normally, but I want to do what I can to make things better for it! I've seen posts here about how to bandage etc, but I can't quite figure it out without seeing pictures.

    Any advice???
     
  2. peeper89

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  3. Swearyknitter

    Swearyknitter Hatching

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  4. Swearyknitter

    Swearyknitter Hatching

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    Just a little update -

    I splinted Sharons leg for about 24 hours and it seems to have done the trick! She's now bimbling around! She seems a little stiff, but I'm going to give her a bit of physio every day.

    Thank you so much for your help ❤
     
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  5. peeper89

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    is baby doin better?
     
  6. Swearyknitter

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    You'd never guess there had been an issue! She's doing really well. Thank you again for your help ❤
     
  7. chantels1

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    Can you show me the splints? I have a 1 day old silkie with the same symptoms. Reluctant to put weight on leg. I want to splint, but don't know how.
     

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