Broken Leg...HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nebraskachick13, May 23, 2017.

  1. Nebraskachick13

    Nebraskachick13 Hatching

    May 23, 2017
    I have looked up how to treat a broken leg and know how to splint it but I cant find where the break is...she is a 2 month old Jersey Giant and was attacked by a dog last night. We just found her this morning and she couldn't walk and her leg is just hanging. She is currently in a box in the garage with food and water. She will eat but I can't get her to drink. I just don't know how to find the location of the break.
  2. Nebraskachick13

    Nebraskachick13 Hatching

    May 23, 2017
    I have just examined the leg a little closer and she has a wound near or on her thigh. I am now thinking that is where the break is. Is there anyway I can treat a break there? Any info or advice is appreciated!
  3. Glenda Heywoodo

    Glenda Heywoodo Songster

    Dec 19, 2016
    Cassville Missouri
    Well that would be thw thigh bone.
    I don't know how you would address that position to help the chicken
    I would use:
    wet mash probiotic recipe as her food source
    3 tbsp. of dry crumbles
    6 tbsp. of milk
    1 tsp of dry flax meal
    1 tbsp. of plain yougart
    and dissolve Vit E-100mg and Vit B Complex-crushed
    and selenium crushed in the wet mash
    mix good and to see if she will eat it twice a day as only food.
    do this for two weeks as she will need that much time to heal
    Then feed this to her twice a week for life.
    if feeding other chickens use ths recipe without the vitamins,
    by multiplying this amt times the amount of chickens to eat it.
    feed twice a week for life.
    Also put1 tsp of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar in 1 pint of water for her..
    that will help her E.coli from the shock of the hit on her body.
    I think you should put het in a dog crate or some where,
    she can be free from other critters bothering her.
    she needs that to be able to heal.
    after the break heals she may walk again or limp.
  4. Nebraskachick13

    Nebraskachick13 Hatching

    May 23, 2017
    I just went out and gave her the food. She loved it! However she can't seem to get comfortable...I am wondering if it would help the healing process by putting her in some sort of a sling.

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