1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel absolutely awful. I just knocked something heavy on one of my b.o. chicks, about 2 weeks old. It's leg is completely broke where it connects to the body.... just swings free... does it need to be put down, or is there any other options?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Sounds like it may have shattered the hip socket/pelvis, I don't think theres much hope. [​IMG]
     
  3. OHMYCHICKIES

    OHMYCHICKIES Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of chickens having only one leg though. So maybe there is hope.
     
  4. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still have this chick. He is only laying down, and as long as he isnt walking, he seems to be in no pain. Eating and drinking fine. I thought I would wait to see what people had to say, but not many answers so far. I'll put it down in the morning unless anyone has any ideas??
     
  5. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG!!!pressure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish i knew what to do, maybe you could amputate it??? poor little thing...
     
  6. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, this morning I went to show this chick to my dh, and yesterday, I said how the leg was just free swinging. Well, I went to show that to my dh, and it wasn't anymore. It wasn't free swinging! So I'm wondering if maybe it was out of socket only?? The chick is eating and drinking, and we set him on the floor today and he is walking about...on one leg. He has the other leg tucked up to his body. So we decided to give him a while. My dh is usually the first one to suggest putting an animal down, but he told me he wouldnt write this one off just yet. So, guess will wait and see.
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's a nice improvement...
    Poor baby though...we all do stupid things. I once closed Tom's head in the door.
     
  8. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definitely let him/her try and make it--unless it' showing obvious signs of distress, you gotta give him credit for trying to live. I've had a few chicks and chickens that I thought might need to be put down, but their will to live just seemed relentless. So, I gave them a chance and most made it! Shocking...makes me wonder about all the poor chicks and chickens that got put down way too soon without being given the chance. You may want to separate him from the group for a while as he may get trampled and it may be harder for him to eat and drink with them knocking him around. I'm glad you are giving him a chance!!! [​IMG] Please keep us updated!!! And I've heard of many chickens making it just find without a leg or the use of a leg! [​IMG]
     
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry, yotetrapper...It sounds like he is splinting his own leg by holding it up. I agree with the others...as long as he is holding his own with the other chicks let him be. Keep us posted on how he is doing.
     
  10. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's not in with the other chicks, I put him in his own box as soon as it happened. Just now he was peeping as if he is lonely though. Was thinking of adding a Silkie chick as a friend lol. There's a bunch of rowdy chicks in his original box, so I dont think I want to add him back to that one. I just refilled his waterer, and he hopped right over to drink the cold water.
     

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