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We got two turkeys chicks for some reason, and the one has a messed up leg, it looks like it's dislocated from the hip and the whole leg twists backwards. It's the left leg, and the leg twists counter clockwise from the joint. It stands and walks around, but if it doesn't get fixed (how, splints?) then it's gonna be culled. Turkeys get too big to have a bum leg.I just brought her inside and he’s got a messed up leg. Broken? Splayed? Tendon slipped? Obviously happened when it went venturing away from mom too soon. Her little knee is all swollen and red. The leg is kinda sticking out at a weird angle and her foot can’t flex open too far.
I’ve got it in a box under a lamp with food and water with a little ACV. What’s next? The internet says bandaid or popsicle splint or even amputate...? 😳
Gah, it's gross-looking ((((((((((
We had a little duckling from a family friend, apparently their dog stepped on it and mangled the leg. We made a little foot board (trace the good foot, then flip the tracing to make it symmetrical and proper to the other foot) and taped it on with micro pore tape, then made splints from some sort of thin-but-stiff wire, wrapped them up in micropore tape so there wouldn't be bare metal against its little leg, and tape in on his leg. After all that the duck is okay. Not good, but okay. His leg is stiff and he has a limp but he gets around. Maybe try a splint for your chickie.