Spraddle leg, how to place band aid, please?*UPDATE*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Moonwalker, May 4, 2008.

  1. Moonwalker

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    One of the chicks that hatched today has a leg that was turned completely sideways at first. The knee joint is red and seems inflamed, but not really swollen. After a couple hours it seemed to be much straighter, but I would still like advice on exactly where and how to place the band aid in case it is not vastly improved by morning. I have read about the procedure, but have not seen actual pics.
    Pics would be helpful if anyone has them?
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2008
  2. alex

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  3. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Alex!
    That is exactly what I was looking for.
    I wasn't sure how high/low on the leg to place the brace and how long to make it. Now I know!
    Hopefully, the little guy will be ok in the morning. If not, now I can help instead of make it worse!
     
  4. LynneP

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  5. Moonwalker

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    The little guy is almost completely normal this morning!!
    I had to look twice to make sure which one he was.
    Thanks for the advice. I will keep those links in case I need them in the future.

    Thanks again
     

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