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post #11 of 17
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I read the articles and thankfully she doesn't seem have MS or gout... I've been thinking about the heat in her leg and that is what is really bothering me. Would it be beneficial to give her antibiotics? I have never used any and would have no idea on where to go to get them and what to give her. Would the local feed store have them? or would I have to go to a vet? I would rather not go to a vet as I don't think many vets treat chickens around here and my  friends that have brought their chickens in have said they didn't do much... I know this sprain is gonna just take time to heal but I'm not very patient. :/

thanks!

post #12 of 17
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ok,  without getting overly excited Ruby, has been a bit more active and vocal today... she started standing on 2 legs on occasion an seems to be improving. I think it has to do with the whole baby aspirin I gave her today,(I've been only giving her half).When switching out her bedding she jumped right on the edge of the laundry basket and i noticed right away that her right middle toe was not grasping the edge of the basket... could it be broken? It was sticking almost straight out...I

 

don't like this guessing game its driving me madd!! but i think tomorrow I'm gonna set her out with the girls... separate so she can't get picked on but so she is not so alone:)

post #13 of 17

You can treat a sprain the same way you would treat one on YOU! :)

 

Rest, good food, and let her heal herself.

 

I'm wondering if she could have strained or ruptured a tendon with her little toe sticking out like that. Honestly, there's not really anything you can "do" outside of hurry up and wait for the swelling to go down.

 

You can feed her high-protein treats like meal worms and scrambled eggs to help her tissue rebuild itself.

 

As for antibiotics, unless she has an infected wound open up, I'd leave it be. They won't do her any good in this case. You can add Turmeric (yellow spice) to her regular feed... mix it with a little water and stir it in her food. It's nature's most powerful anti-inflammatory. :)

 

MrsB

Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

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Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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post #14 of 17
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You can treat a sprain the same way you would treat one on YOU! smile.png

Rest, good food, and let her heal herself.

I'm wondering if she could have strained or ruptured a tendon with her little toe sticking out like that. Honestly, there's not really anything you can "do" outside of hurry up and wait for the swelling to go down.

You can feed her high-protein treats like meal worms and scrambled eggs to help her tissue rebuild itself.

As for antibiotics, unless she has an infected wound open up, I'd leave it be. They won't do her any good in this case. You can add Turmeric (yellow spice) to her regular feed... mix it with a little water and stir it in her food. It's nature's most powerful anti-inflammatory. smile.png

MrsB

Wow thank you for the tumeric advice I totally forgot about that one... She is still inside recovering but I set her out yesterday with the flock when she seemed to be walking around with just a subtle limp she was very happy to be backend all appeared to be normal. However this morning she came down the ramp with crash and as soon as that happened all my other birds went gangbusters on her! So back into the house she goes... I'm gonna try the tumeric along with her spa routine... Hopefully one more week should do the trick? Thanks again for your help! It's much appreciated!
post #15 of 17

If you've ever had a sprained ankle, you'll remember that it takes a good, solid two to three weeks of care before the hurt goes away.

 

It would help her even more to construct a chicken sling for the first week. ;) Imagine the photo op!

 

MrsB

Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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post #16 of 17
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Just wanted to express my gratitude and thank everyone for all your advice. Thankfully this thread has a happy ending, After daily soaks with epson salts and regimens of baby aspirin as well as some quiet time (2 weeks!) I'm happy to say that Ruby has rejoined the flock with almost no side effects. Her swelling is gone but the crooked toe still remains. (I believe her toe was broken ) She is getting along fine with no signs of a limp, the only noticeable difference is that when she runs she kind of runs with a gallop :) it makes us all kind of smile. thank you everyone for holding my hand thru this process as this was my first chicken with a serious injury. now off to treat my other girl with a case of bumble foot AHHH!

post #17 of 17

Wonderful news. :) You did great!

 

MrsB

Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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