1. Dawn Kelly

    Dawn Kelly New Egg

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    I have one little Americana that has a splay leg. The breeder helped him out of his shell before I got him and unfortunately I didn't notice this right away. Actually until last week.
    He is 9 weeks old is it way to late to try to fix it? If not what is the best way? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture of him standing? It's possible that he may have a slipped achilles tendon, or another type of leg bone deformity. It is splay leg if both legs go out to the side, and that is best treated in the first days of life. Here is some reading about splay legs treatment, slipped tendons, and a good link for leg problems:
    http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2012/04/spraddle-leg.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...chick-anyone-ever-try-to-fix-this-experiences
    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
    https://www.researchgate.net/public..._of_the_intertarsal_joint_in_broiler_chickens

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    photo by brooster springsteen of chick with slipped tendon
     

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