Splayed leg problem

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  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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  2. ChicksnMore

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    Bad iPad!...lol.

    I found a this pic so think I'll go try building one...thanks tons Kathy!

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  3. ChicksnMore

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    O...I just looked at your sling! I like that much better...it looks so much kinder to the bird. Ok...off to give it a try.
     
  4. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sure sounds like a slipped tendon. If your splint is working, I think I would continue with it. It needs to be kept in place until it grows enough or is strong enough to keep it there itself.
     
  5. ChicksnMore

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    Well...I give up on a sling for tonight. I know how important those first days are for the legs and feet...but I'm too tired to think straight and the poor baby thinks my sling efforts are just a reason to thrash and struggle with all its might. It likes the rolled towel only as long as I stay with it, and the more constrictive sling makes it struggle so hard that I'm afraid it'll do more harm.

    So for now the brace will have to be enough and hopefully tomorrow I can figure out how to get the whole sling thing to work.

    I'd love any more sling ideas if any one has some? I've tried 3 different styles and no luck so far. Is there a trick to keep them calm in a sling?

    On the good side...I removed the brace to make sure the joint was still right and it was...the little guy even stood on it normally while I cut a new band aid to size for the brace. So I'm going to cross my fingers and go get some sleep!
     
  6. rachc216

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    How's the baby doing? I've got a similar situation with one of mine right now.It has the crooked neck, swollen belly, spraddle leg and curled toes. Even my kids told me to cull it but I just can't seem to not give it a chance.
     
  7. ChicksnMore

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    Shes doing great [​IMG] I never did get a sling to work...but I got lucky and the nerf bullet splint did the trick for her. I just lost a sweet little black shoulder I was given that had 2 bad joints. The splints seemed to work for it also...it could stand and walk with the splints on...unfortunately it just wouldn't eat. Its one joint had some internal damage (blood under the skin...just a tad) and I think it was in too much pain to care about eating. I'm the same on trying...its just too hard for me to not try if I can. Good luck with your little one!

    Heres the little girl from above now:
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  8. DylansMom

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    [​IMG]So happy for her and sorry to hear about your BS one.
     
  9. rachc216

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    This is my Peahead but my husband calls him/her Lt. Dan. He actually took about 3 steps last night!
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  10. ChicksnMore

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    It's adorable and the splint job looks great!
    It's hard to tell but are its legs splayed out to the side as well? If they are, then you could try adding a bandaid cut in half lengthwise to it...so that the bandaid pulls the legs together under the bird just enough to mimic the natural leg position. A thin half bandaid gives the chick a better chance of being able to walk......it's just less cumbersome.
    Love the Lt. Dan name! Maybe some BubbaGump shrimp would be a perfect treat for it! ;)
     
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