Broken foot that will NOT heal! (PLEASE HELP)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Animalfreak382, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Animalfreak382

    Animalfreak382 Out Of The Brooder

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    Almost a month ago, I tried to integrate some new chickens into the flock. Later when I went to check on them, the runt of the whole flock was limping and could not walk properly...We separated her and examined her. Over the past couple of days we concluded that she must of broken a toe, or maybe her foot. We left her alone and I did some research saying that the foot would heal on its own. Its been almost a month now and my baby girl cannot walk on that foot at all! My mom (I'm 13) refuses to take her to the vet, and says that we will have to shoot her if I can't figure out a way for her to heal. Can someone please help me? Is there anyway for it to heal without taking her to the vet? I've raised her since she was a day old, and would hate to see her go this way.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Vitamins including B,vitamins and riboflavin can sometimes help, if it is a deficiency. Pictures of her standing might help. Stand her up if possible. Sprains and injuries are common in chicks, but a slipped tendon or leg bone deformity could be a possibility. Sprains and broken bones may take several weeks to heal, and resting the leg in a crate or cage might help. Some chickens with leg bone deformities may survive in a small flock with a little extra care.
     
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    Animalfreak382 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thank you for the advice, do you think a splinter would help? I have a picture..but every time I try to upload it, it says "You do not have permission to upload attachments"
     

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