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VIDEO- Anyone else have a chicken that walks like this???? Diagnosis?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by koakritters, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally got a decent video of my little chicken trying to walk, has anyone else ever dealt with this and know what it is???


    She's actually gotten better since I've got her. :/

    And, any breed guesses? :)
     
  2. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it perosis (slipped tendon) on both legs? Check this out and see what you think:
     
  3. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it does look similar, but she's at least a couple months old so idk? All I really know about her is she was found in a park and when she was brought in she couldn't walk at all, and had a 2cm circle of skin missing on her head down to the skull bone, pretty much the entire top of her head. Surgery fixed that up, but we've still got this leg problem going on. I've had her in a sling and I feel like that's helping a lot, she's not as wobbly when I let her down. I'm thinking of making some splints for her legs to hold them straight while she's hanging, maybe that'll help teach them how they are suppose to be?
     
  4. HannahC1198

    HannahC1198 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my ducks walks like this and I have tried splints but it never worked but eventually she just adapted to where she walks with her wings spread a little to get balance. She's about as old as your chicken too. I would just let her be.
     
  5. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at the legs and I don't think it's slipped tendons or spraddle leg. Her legs look completely normal, they don't go sideways or anything, she just can't seem to stand on them the correct way.
     

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