Brocken leg


In the Brooder
May 29, 2015
Geelong area
My baby chicken was born with a brocken or deformed leg and its leg would stick out and it couldnt walk on it but it learned to walk on one leg. now for some reason its starting to not walk aswell and will stop walking soon does anyone have any suggestions on what to do?
I hope that other members may give some more positive advice, but in such situations i personally cull.

Have you tried ro make a splint for the bum leg? I saw/read somewhere that you can fix toes with a straw and pipe cleaners. I want to say that I also saw that someone fixed a broke leg with a splint type setup. But again don't remember where it is.
I have the same problem with one of my little girls. She suffered a slipped tendon at some point in the hatcher. Everyone has suggested I cull her, but 6 weeks later and I have chosen not to. She gets around even though she looks like she's always doing the splits. She really seems appreciative that she's getting special treatment. Never complains when I pick her up. She really is a good girl. Breaks my heart this had to be her lot in life.
I'm just going to keep her separated from the flock along with my lone Silkie. I think they'll be good for each other.
It's been a few weeks since I decided to keep "Gimpy" and segregate her from her siblings. This seems crazy to people that don't love chickens, but she happily lives on the foot of my bed on top of an old beach blanket and and old towel on top of that. She vies for my attention along with my yorkie. She's been doing pretty well with going to the bathroom the same time I take my yorkie out. I think eventually she'll be more consistent than him. Lol. Some cold mornings I'll wake up with them on either side of my head.

She hates being left alone, so she has her towels around the house that she lays on and watches the family move about the house. She really gets a kick out of watching me do dishes and clean the kitchen.

On sunny days I'll put her and a few little chicks in a small chicken tractor. She plays big sister to the little ones and let's them get under her wings and shows them how to dust bathe.

She's a lovely a sweet little soul. I'm so glad I didn't take her head off when everyone was suggesting that would be the best thing to do.

Cohabiting with a chicken isn't for everyone, but if you're open minded try something else before culling.


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