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Broken leg on chic.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bamagal, May 10, 2007.

  1. Bamagal

    Bamagal New Egg

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    I have a "teenage" chic with a broken leg. I know it sounds stupid, but can it be splinted, so I can save the chick? Also, Will adult chic's and roosters kill smaller ones? I have them seperated now, but would like to put them together. only a chicken wire wall between them, so they should be used to each other, right?
    Thanks so much.
    Bamagal
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It can be splinted and most heal well. You will have to keep this chick on its own for a few weeks.

    How old are the chicks you want to introduce?
     
  3. Bamagal

    Bamagal New Egg

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    Thanks so much! I will try it.
    Hugs
    Bamagal
     
  4. Bamagal

    Bamagal New Egg

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    3 chics are about 2 months. 5 chicks are 3 weeks.
    Bamagal
     
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would be waiting at least another month on the older ones before introducing them. Roosters can do a lot of damage to young ones as can hens if they are not old enough or large enough to really take care of themselves.
     

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