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First time having chickens...sore/broken leg?

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Hi..so we got our first 3 gorgeous little chickens last week. They are around 4-5 weeks old. It seems my kids have overloved one of them mistakenly tonight and she isn't putting any weight on one of her legs. I have separated her from the others in a small box and she has her own food and water which she seems to be eating while lying down. What else would you suggest I do tonight before we go to bed please? (Live in Australia) thanks smile.png
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It could have slipped a tendon in the leg.  Is the knee joint swollen or red?  I have not had luck fixing them, and have ended up putting the chick down.  Here is a link to leg problems:

https://sites.google.com/a/larsencreek.com/chicken-orthopedics/leg-braces

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1074649/the-7th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

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