I need some advice......my dog grabbed one of my "girls" (a chicken) she seems like her leg is hurt she doesnt want to put much pressure on it. There is no blood or bites on her I am concerned she cant stand on her own. What should I do? Is there anyway to tell if her leg is broke? Thank you
chicken injured please help!!
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I just had a hen with a broken leg also. I went out to Tractor Supply & bought Vetrap Self-Adhesive Bandaging Tape, for around $3. I confined her to an old, wooden brooder box from last spring. She was able to walk normally in about two weeks
- Use pine shavings for bedding/ floor lining
- Put in some hay for nest
- Make sure the cage is out of the wind/rain/snow/etc.
- Clean the cage once or twice a week depending on the mess
Here's how I did it
Purchased the Vetrap, duh.
Wrapped her leg. Start at the end of her leg feather and work your way down to her ankle. DO NOT wrap it too tight and not too loose.
Confine her to a cage, by herself. With access to water and food. Leave the wrap on for a couple days and re-wrap it.
Keep her confined until she can stand/ walk without any trouble.
***Note*** Make sure you take her out a couple times a week so she doesn't get too lonely. Keep her cage clean. Give her fresh food and water every day!!
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