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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Madcap621, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Madcap621

    Madcap621 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it splay leg? It's just on the right. If so, do I put the splint above or below the....Ummm... if it were a dog, it would be the hock? [​IMG]
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but that's what it looks like to me. When I fixed my chicks legs I cut a bandaid long ways then wrapped the sticky part around each leg. The cotton part of the bandaid is in the middle and works good as measurement for how far apart. It worked for me when I had 3 with it. Hope that helps. [​IMG]
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    It could also be a slipped tendon.
     
  4. cimarron

    cimarron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would recommend bird vitamins for this little guy in addition to any splinting. you can get them at the pet store. use them for a few weeks. it was bird vitamins that helped our chicken with rubber legs, ribavarin deficiency, is what we think it was...

    good luck!
     
  5. Orphy

    Orphy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that one of the chicks with the extra toes? I had one of those that had a hard time walking after being hatched. I gave her a day or so and she was walking around fine. I think they have a hard time with the extra toe
     

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