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Originally Posted by alibabba View Post

Out in the pen today with her 9 week old buddies.

She rests here and there, and loses balance a bit.  But she is walking and scratching a little.

I credit the antibiotics right away most.  

****Nchls school - That was some quality advice!!! 


I am thrilled there was a happy ending. Keep a close eye on her, though, especially with those 9 week old buddies. Chickens are notorious for picking on the weak.
post #12 of 13
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So far so good!  The other two are so gentle...australorp and cochin.  They didn't notice she was gone, or are so happy to have another buddy.  They don't worry that she is on her hocks occasionally while scratching or at the feeder.  Its almost like they are looking out for her, and being extra careful.  So odd.  My pets are always weird.  No one ever does what you expect.  

 

"Chuck Norris" is now able to roost after a couple attempts, I gave her some junk to step on to help, she is a brown leghorn so insists on being up there with her buds.

 

And I have see her stretching and flapping and examining her wings!!!

 

 

What was damaged?  Don't exactly know.  Maybe muscles and tendsons were perforated with temporary nerve damage, maybe she was smashed on the head.

 

There was not a drop of blood, it looked like her wing and leg had possible punctures but feathers were so mashed down, I didn't want to pick at it.

 

She is almost back to normal.....Again, from "DEAD chicken position" to Normal.  Wow.  Hope it wasn't her pelvis that causes her egg laying problems. not because I want her eggs, but I dont want eggs to get stuck and kill Chuck Norris.

post #13 of 13
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just to update.

 

Chuck Norris has been laying beautiful white perfect eggs for a few months...she was the first of her sisters (Cochin and Australorp) by weeks...  still has  a bit of a droopy wing, and has the odd bit of trouble roosting.  

 

Glad that all has worked out for her.   Has provided more eggs worth than the extra 9 days of care in the house already.  Love this little Brown Leghorn. ;)

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