White Peachick with slipped tendon..... now the other is too

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by chickenzoo, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I bought 2 white peachicks and paid $20 for another that had a slipped tendon I thought I'd try to save. At least it looked like a slipped tendon, but now the other leg is doing it also and I noticed a slight bow to one of the other peachicks legs. He said the original one was fine one day then the next day it's leg was bent. Does this sound like a genetic thing or a vitamin def? I feed 1/2 SS starter and 1/2 game bird grower, no gamebird starter here, like I have all my others I raised. I don't know what they were fed for their 1st 3 months..... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009
  2. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
    Gainesville, GA
    Try some vitamin B complex tablet in their water...Helped mine!
  3. PetersonD

    PetersonD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2009
    Sounds genetic to me. Maybe the parent birds are too highly related. Kind of a lot to pay for birds like that, but it is nice to try to rehabilitate them.
  4. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    I believe it is likely to be genetic. Splinting mine worked a treat. Vitamins also seem to have been helpful for others.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by