Slipped tendon

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  1. pipnchirp

    pipnchirp Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone.

    I need a bit of help or someone to bounce ideas off of.

    I've been raising chickens for about 3 years now and recently I took in 2 silkie pullets.

    One with eye issues that have been resolved.

    The second and older of the two is a work in progress.

    She is about a month old.
    Has slipped tendon on the left leg. It's able to be popped back but won't stay.
    She is receiving a B complex supplement along with high quality organic feed.
    She's getting 'physical therapy ' for the right leg to strengthen it.
    Leg is stretched and worked with at least 3 times a day.

    Please, is there ANYTHING you know of that might help her? The bone is not twisted, but yet the leg keeps going to the side. She's able to hold herself up with the right leg and I'm hoping that if worst comes to worst, she can live a happy one-legged life.

    Is there anything else I can do?
    Surgery A vet can preform?
    I want to give her the best possible chance
     
  2. RodNTN

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  3. pipnchirp

    pipnchirp Out Of The Brooder

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  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    If you have a local avian vet, you might have the leg looked at, but in many cases if these sorts of issues are not fixed immediately after they occur the bird will need to live with the injury or deformity lifelong.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - good luck with your chick.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  6. pipnchirp

    pipnchirp Out Of The Brooder

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    Just to let everyone know, I found out that a practice I very much trust actually deals with chickens! Thank you everyone for your warm welcomes and advice :)
     
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  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Keep us updated on how she does.
     
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  9. pipnchirp

    pipnchirp Out Of The Brooder

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    Quick update.

    I tried a different way to splint the leg, so far the tendon is staying in place! In the words of my orpington roo "WooooooHoooooo!" Yes... that is his crow. If not that its: wooohoohoo!

    I'll see how it is after a day or two. Hopefully this means she's getting better. :)
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I truly hope she gets better. I figure finding a vet you trust is serendipity. [​IMG]
     

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