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1 legged chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by trevh, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. trevh

    trevh Hatching

    Apr 20, 2012
    Those **** foxes.
    My run has chicken wire all around and over the top and plastic coated chain link all around and underneath.
    Got home tonight to find a fox has dug underneath and must have sat there waiting for a chick to step through the chainlink. It's had the foot of one of my chicks.
    I've now laid chicken wire underneath, so unless foxes carry wire cutter I'm now secure.
    Question is:
    Will she be ok?
    Should I dress the wounded leg and what with?
    She's feeding and drinking ok, but she'll never scratch around without falling over, poor girl :-(

  2. KimKimWilliamso

    KimKimWilliamso Chirping

    Mar 11, 2012
    Nanton, AB, Canada
    Poor little chick!!!! Lucky she escaped!
    Has it clotted? No bleeding anylonger? I have seen smaller birds lose legs or toes and providing it clots, it heals up great with no bandage.
  3. trevh

    trevh Hatching

    Apr 20, 2012
    Yes, it's clotted.
    She seems happy enough and getting around. Just waiting for dusk to see if she can get up the ramp to the coop. If not I'll have to give her a ground level coop tomorrow and lift her in tonight.

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