broken leg need advice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kimmybee, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. kimmybee

    kimmybee In the Brooder

    May 23, 2011
    looks like one of my little five week old's has a broken or lame leg, looks like there was some sort of injury I don't know what but it is curled up and she isn't using it, she hops on one leg, will she survive with just one leg? she is still eating and drinking and staying with the flock. can I help her at all, bandage it or splint it?

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. KWAK

    KWAK Songster

    Feb 2, 2009
    Quote:My 4-h leaders horse stepped on one of her hens legs and broke it, she took 2 popsicle sticks and tapped them on each side of the hens legs... after a few weeks her leg was fine but she limps now ahah.
  4. tammye

    tammye Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    use either/both popsilcle sticks and that sticky ace wrap or maybe even just the ace wrap depending on how bad her leg is. don't wrap it to tight, but tight enough to immobilize it. keep her clam and in a separate crate or inside away from her flock mates for aleast a few days. give her some electrolyte solution or chicken vitamins to give her some extra strenght. I bet she will do well with some care

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