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I know not a chicken, this is a quail, but quail are kinda just mini chickens..

I acquired four more female quail hens today. Was planning on three, though was given one with a bum leg. I think it's broken. I was told she was like this for about a week. She drags it behind her, anything I can do for her? I'd rather not cull her if I don't have to.. She eats and drinks and moves around too.

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awwww peeps, not sure

 

have a look through this awhile, hope Kat can help too!   https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry


Hock%20cushion.gif?height=200&width=180

Hock Cushion   

  • Use when a chicken has a leg problem that causes it to fall on its hocks, especially if the chicken is older and heavier or will be on poorly cushioned flooring. Can be particularly useful for heavy "broiler" chickens that often develop leg problems.
  • Prevents injury when bird falls back or scuffles along floor.
  • Should be taped only to the lower leg and should cover only the back of the leg. This permits continued free movement of the hock joint.
  • For young chicks, use soft padding such as gauze or disposable all-cotton round (face cleansing pad for removing make-up) that is secured by sports tape.
     
  • For older birds, make from thicker, sturdier cushioning such as a thin square piece cut from foam-type cushion that is secured by sports tape.
  • *See Special Note on Removing Tape from Legs, Feet & Toes.

Treatments for Leg Problems in Chickens & other Poultry

https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/879233/slipped-tendon-in-chick-anyone-ever-try-to-fix-this-experiences

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/978353/rooster-chick-with-weird-leg

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1790586/

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1051/leg-health-in-large-broilers/

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/941270/slipped-tendon-that-turned-to-twisted-tibia-my-treatment

CURLY TOES Spraddle Leg TENDON Leg ISSUES post #42573

 

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Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine View Post

awwww peeps, not sure

have a look through this awhile, hope Kat can help too!   https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

Hock%20cushion.gif?height=200&width=180


[URL=][/URL]Hock Cushion   


  • Use when a chicken has a leg problem that causes it to fall on its hocks, especially if the chicken is older and heavier or will be on poorly cushioned flooring. Can be particularly useful for heavy "broiler" chickens that often develop leg problems.
  • Prevents injury when bird falls back or scuffles along floor.
  • Should be taped only to the lower leg and should cover only the back of the leg. This permits continued free movement of the hock joint.
  • For young chicks, use soft padding such as gauze or disposable all-cotton round (face cleansing pad for removing make-up) that is secured by sports tape.
     
  • For older birds, make from thicker, sturdier cushioning such as a thin square piece cut from foam-type cushion that is secured by sports tape.
  • *See Special Note on Removing Tape from Legs, Feet & Toes.

Treatments for Leg Problems in Chickens & other Poultry



https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry



http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/879233/slipped-tendon-in-chick-anyone-ever-try-to-fix-this-experiences



http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/978353/rooster-chick-with-weird-leg



http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1790586/



http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1051/leg-health-in-large-broilers/



http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/941270/slipped-tendon-that-turned-to-twisted-tibia-my-treatment



CURLY TOES
Spraddle Leg TENDON Leg ISSUES
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Thank you, Sally!
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Also if you manual just very gentle kinda do like therapy on her leg like move it back and forth and bend it that will help too
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Originally Posted by Hope1122 View Post

Also if you manual just very gentle kinda do like therapy on her leg like move it back and forth and bend it that will help too
K, thanks.
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Originally Posted by Hope1122 View Post

Also if you manual just very gentle kinda do like therapy on her leg like move it back and forth and bend it that will help too


Hi Hope!! glad your with us on BYC!!! :frow

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