8 week old with dislocated hip (I think)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kath78745, May 31, 2010.

  1. Kath78745

    Kath78745 Hatching

    May 8, 2010
    Austin, TX
    We came home yesterday to find one of our chicks unable to use her leg. I'm no vet but it seems dislocated. It hangs limply though she can lift it to hop and tries to bear weight on it. Wondering if a trip to the bird vet would be worth it. She doesn't seem to be in pain but she can't keep up with the others and is distressed by getting separated from them. Advice? We have a bird hospital just down the road but I'm new to chickens and I don't know if this is something bird vets deal with.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Songster

    Sep 4, 2009
    I would definitely think an avian vet would be comfortable diagnosing a chicken. Good luck!

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