Slipped Tndon

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Shepicca, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of 3 month old chicks seems to have a slipped tendon. It is having a hard time walking and looks like it is disjointed at the knee.
    I am just double checking to make sure that there is nothing you can really do for this except amputation (which I am not willing to do) or euthanasia?
    Thanks

    Irene
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    You can try to splint it after massaging the tendon in place. It seems to happen when they have poor grooves for the tendon to ride in or from a too high protein feed if I remember correctly.
     
  3. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd definitely try to splint it & go from there.
     

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