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  1. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I know not a chicken, this is a quail, but quail are kinda just mini chickens..

    I acquired four more female quail hens today. Was planning on three, though was given one with a bum leg. I think it's broken. I was told she was like this for about a week. She drags it behind her, anything I can do for her? I'd rather not cull her if I don't have to.. She eats and drinks and moves around too.

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  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus w/crappy Inet Premium Member

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    awwww peeps, not sure

    have a look through this awhile, hope Kat can help too! https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
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    Hock Cushion

    • Use when a chicken has a leg problem that causes it to fall on its hocks, especially if the chicken is older and heavier or will be on poorly cushioned flooring. Can be particularly useful for heavy "broiler" chickens that often develop leg problems.
    • Prevents injury when bird falls back or scuffles along floor.
    • Should be taped only to the lower leg and should cover only the back of the leg. This permits continued free movement of the hock joint.
    • For young chicks, use soft padding such as gauze or disposable all-cotton round (face cleansing pad for removing make-up) that is secured by sports tape.
    • For older birds, make from thicker, sturdier cushioning such as a thin square piece cut from foam-type cushion that is secured by sports tape.
    • *See Special Note on Removing Tape from Legs, Feet & Toes.
    Treatments for Leg Problems in Chickens & other Poultry

    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/879233/slipped-tendon-in-chick-anyone-ever-try-to-fix-this-experiences
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/978353/rooster-chick-with-weird-leg
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1790586/
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1051/leg-health-in-large-broilers/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/941270/slipped-tendon-that-turned-to-twisted-tibia-my-treatment
    CURLY TOES Spraddle Leg TENDON Leg ISSUES post #42573
     
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you, Sally!
     
  4. Hope1122

    Hope1122 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also if you manual just very gentle kinda do like therapy on her leg like move it back and forth and bend it that will help too
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    K, thanks.
     
  6. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus w/crappy Inet Premium Member

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    Hi Hope!! glad your with us on BYC!!! [​IMG]
     

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