2 months old Guinea Fowl with broken legs

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Nanecita, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Nanecita

    Nanecita New Egg

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    My son accidentally stepped on our guinea fowl about 3 weeks ago; he is now 2 months and 1 week old.
    At first he looked OK but as time passed I started noticing he was not standing on his legs for too long, he will do a few steps and then lay down. Now he barely walks, he tries by doing little jumps with help from his wings, he doesn’t fly yet. I think both of his legs are broken, as a result he has been eating laying down and pooping at the same time so his bottom has some dry poop too.
    See video attached, this is my first time having a chicken, I read about splinting his legs but not sure about it yet.
    Please help!!!
    Thanks.

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    These pictures of his legs were taken about a week ½ ago when I noticed he was not standing up for too long, they seemed OK to me but noticed his middle toes started to bend a little so I thought his toes were broken after my son stepped on him.

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  2. gourdlady

    gourdlady Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hoping some veterns will come to the rescue here. You might want to read my thread under leg injury and see if any of that info helps you.
    I am not really experienced enough to advise but he does need to be kept separate from the flock. The smaller the confinement probably the better. I would feel (gently) for any breaks or dislocations and go from there. If you feel a break you will need to splint. I think I would tape the toes (splint with a backboard to straighten the toes that are curving in). Keep him quiet and supplement his water with vitamins.
     
  3. A roo or two

    A roo or two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :( I hope someone has some input for you. I am new to guineas so I really have nothing to offer. But mine are two months old and have been easily flying for a month.
     
  4. Nanecita

    Nanecita New Egg

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    I used to take him out in the grass to walk around and eat grass but now I don't because he can't walk so I do get the grass he likes and put it in the box, sometimes I hold it and he eats it.
    His appetite is great, it is just the walking that breaks my heart. What type of vitamins should I put in the water?
     
  5. gourdlady

    gourdlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Any avian vitamin/electrolyte will do. They should have some type available at your feed store. Examples: Avian super pack by Animal Science Products, Sav-A-Chick by Sav-A-Caf.
     

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