Americana with dislocation

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lookn4chkn, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Lookn4chkn

    Lookn4chkn New Egg

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    I had a horse step on my chicken and her leg is dislocated @ stifle ( knee joint ). What can I do to repair this injury. I have her in a small pen and take her food and water. Her lower half of her leg is facing at a 45 degree angle to side and joint seem very swollen. I want to help her, but I want to do whatever I need to do to be humane about it. Is it possible to anesthetize bird to place knee back in socket ?? Help so worried
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If you can't manipulate it back in place, then a vet would be the ony other way to fix the leg. Are you sure it's not broken?
     
  3. Lookn4chkn

    Lookn4chkn New Egg

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    I am pretty sure all bones are intact. I can feel the head on both ends of the bones. I just hate to cause her anymore discomfort. I know that putting a chicken to sleep is very tricky. I will attempt this tomorrow. Thanks and many prayers. This l'il girl has survived 3 predator attacks and hate to see her suffering.
     

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