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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ouracrybaby, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. ouracrybaby

    ouracrybaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goliath is a bantam mixed breed. She came to live with me around a week old because she had a slipped tendon that was not able to be repaired. As a chick, she got around pretty well, but now she's almost full grown and her good leg is splaying and not able to get her around like it used to. I need to find a way to make her a mini-wheelchair. Gogo deserved to be comfortable and right now, she's not. So, I plan on working on some ideas today, but if anyone has already built a chicken wheelchair, or something similar, please post me any tips, photos or ideas. Thanks so much.
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor Gogo. We planned one for our duck made out of PVC pipe and four wheels and a kind of hammock like thing to support the body in the middle, but the poor guy didn't make it.
     
  3. ouracrybaby

    ouracrybaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah. That's sort of what I'm in the middle of building right now. Not sure if it will work, or if she will even take to it, but hey, can't hurt to try right? Funniest part so far is that the wheels in the back were taken from my son's old skates and they actually light up when they roll lol.
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope she learns to like it for the mobility it provides.
     
  5. ouracrybaby

    ouracrybaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was able to get her to stay in there for about 10 minutes without freaking out. It was only after I moved her back into her area, that she got herself halfway out of it. I'm happy with the results for my first try. I'll keep putting her in every hour or so to get her adjusted. who know, maybe soon she will understand how to make her good leg work to get her around! (wheelchair pieces were made from an old cheap cat tree house, old rollerskate wheels and one furniture wheel and lots of time and thought.)


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  6. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    Maybe you should patent the thing!!! [​IMG]
     

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