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Category: Bird Veterinary
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Experience:  Owner & Veterinarian at Steeplechase Animal Hospital
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She is a 7 week old silke chicken.That has developed splayed

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She is a 7 week old silke chicken.That has developed splayed legs.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the bird's name?
Customer: Poppy
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Poppy?
Customer: The leg looks like it is backwards.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  DrRoyC replied 4 months ago.

Hello, DrRoyC, sorry to hear about Poppy's legs. Splay leg is a frustrating problem to deal with. Surface, bedding, diet, & genetics all can be in play.

Expert:  DrRoyC replied 4 months ago.

We used to recommend putting hobbles on chicks w/ splay leg, pain & long term success has shown this not to be effective. Review off incubation is also important.

Expert:  DrRoyC replied 4 months ago.

Can send more info on splay leg, just let me know how I can be of further help. Thank you