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Date Posted: 09:53:23 09/27/12 Thu
Author: Emma Middleton
Subject: Chick with twisted hock joint.

I have a 9 day old chick with an enlarged hock joint. At first I thought it was a slipped tendon but the back of the hock is rounded not flat like I would expect to see in a slipped tendon. It stands with its leg turned out and struggles to put weight on it. It was hatched this way and while it was in its shell, another chick pecked at the pipped hole, could this have caused damage?
Will a hock brace help? I did originally try this with sponge and tape but I could keep the leg in a straight position.

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