5 week old with a hurt leg.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cupman, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 5 week old blue andalusian and I noticed this morning she couldn't move around the brooder too well. She was standing on one foot, holding the other up. She would put her wing down over it when I got close. I quarantined her from the others and she is just sitting in a box by herself. I don't think it's a broken leg, but it's obviously hurt. Is there anything I can do or do I just have to let it heal on it's own?
     
  2. Davian

    Davian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best thing you can do is just keep her separated for a couple days and dont allow her to "perch" basically. She could aggravate it by hopping down off the perch. She'll probably recover pretty fast if you do that.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Keep the chick in a small space so that it has limited movement so the leg can rest. Keep the water and food at an easy height to get at. Keep him/her confined until it heals, which may be a week or two, depending on how badly it is injured. If it is not broken, it will most likely heal. Good luck!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Also, to keep him/her company, put a small stuffed animal or a feather duster in with the chick so it is not too lonely.
     

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