Spraddle Leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shawnellabella, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I posted in November about a cockerel with spraddle leg and his toes are spread out and he stands good but is still wobbly, when do I remove the splint? [​IMG]
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    when you change it have you let him try going without it for a couple hrs? they grow pretty fast. when in november did it go on and how bad was it?
     
  3. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It started in November and it was so awful he could hobble after a few days but his feet were at his sides and his face was laying on the ground and yeah I let him wander when it's changed, but it seems like when I do it got back to the way it was again and I didn't know if he was getting any better or not he's due for a change which will probably tomorrow since he is already asleep
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    early november or late? seems like a long time to have it on.normally growing chicks are fixed in a couple weeks but with the severity of his i can see it taking a little longer but not over a month. i just wonder if his tendon is slipped rather then just spraddled ?
     
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