One of my favorite chickens recently injured her leg. Took her to the vet and they couldn't see any obvious damage. Was told to keep her by herself until she healed.
I moved her to a covered material dog pen (that I use for my chicks) in my garage. Yesterday the door was accidently left open and one of my dogs got in there and tried to get to her. The bottom of the pen is velcroed to the sides and somehow she got out of that. When I found her she was pinned under the pen. She had no visual injuries but she would not move when I put her back in the pen and her wing was loose to the side.
Took her back to the vets today. Again no visual damage but he suspects she may have a back injury. Her right side is very weak. Her left leg was the one that was previously injured so now she has a hard time moving altogether. The vet bandaged her wing to keep her from stepping on it. He said to keep her confined to a small tub which would keep her feet from being splayed out and to give her time to heal.
Putting her in a tub/box doesn't work. She flaps around (as much as she can) to try and get out and I'm afraid she will hurt herself worse. When I put her back in the pen whenever she tries to move she just ends up on her side, unable to move.
I feel so helpless not knowing what to do to help her. I'm afraid she will injure herself worse. I don't know how to keep her from moving around without further hurting herself.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!