Slipped tendon

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Oh So Cute, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. Oh So Cute

    Oh So Cute New Egg

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    I have 2 3 dY old. Hicks that have slipped tendons in both legs. Does anyone know how to fix these.
     
  2. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    if it's in both legs, it's called "spraddle-leg".
    you can make a "brace" of sorts from VetWrap.
    wrap the chick's legs individually just below the knee joint and not too tight.
    then cut a small strip of vetWrap and attach it to each leg so the chick can stand up.
    keep this treatment going, removing connective strip daily to check for progress in stance.
    be very careful with these chicks near water, they can drown if they tip into the reservoir.
    use marbles or stones in the water tray.
    good luck and keep us posted please.
     
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    See the Raising Chicks thread called Virgin Chicken Owner-beginning of the journey. Post #71 has answers for you in one of the cites there.
    Best,
    Karen
     

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