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my chicken has a dislocated leg  and i was wondering if there is any way to fix it i would hate to cull her but will do if i have too

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You can try putting it back in place if possible, securing with vet wrap, but understand that it will likely be crippled. 

 

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Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

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thx

 

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Hi tehbe,

It would be very hard to tell a dislocated leg from a broken one, I'm sorry to say.

 

A break right near a joint is almost impossible to splint. However whether it's a break or a dislocation, if it's at the hip, it's going to be very hard to fix. I doubt a dislocated hip will ever be normal no matter what you do with it. (If it's the hock joint, you may be able to splint it so the leg fuses; the bird won't be comfortable but may get by.)

 

My feeling is this would be a vet case, or a cull. Sorry to say that (and by all means ask others for ideas). sad.png

 

Best of luck with it,

Erica

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alright im waiting to hear back from serveral chicken people in the county that may be able to help me shes not a pet chicken but id still rather not kill her

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