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broken leg on hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by friendlyearth, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. friendlyearth

    friendlyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have a chicken that might of broken her leg. she was sitting in the corner saturday when my daughter went to let them all out. went she tried to make her get up and go, she started limping. today she is not eating/drinking anything, she is also panting. My daughter is really worried about her. Can you help us?
     
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  2. friendlyearth

    friendlyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 16, 2008
    near Olympia, wa
    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    buff orp. about 1 year old
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    sitting around, limping
    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    no
    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    not that i know of
    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    a few peck here and there, not drinking
    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    very runny
    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    none
    8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely
    yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    mostly ourselfs
    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    not at the moment
    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    hay, she is in a crate right now.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2008

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