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Date Posted: 08:58:17 05/22/13 Wed
Author: D C T -- friendly poultry orthopedist
Subject: Re: leg/foot problem
In reply to: josh 's message, "leg/foot problem" on 04:05:12 05/22/13 Wed

I have viewed the video several times backing up and
stopping -- trying to see the rear side of hock joint--
but my view was obscured by feathers. What I was trying to
see was the Achilles tendon's position since this may
(or may not) be the problem.
Shavings underfoot can be slippery and may have caused the
problem. Or the chick may just be weak from some illness.
You could try taking a stiil photo of the rear of the
hock joint, close up, with feathers pushed out of the

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