Broken leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tinakevin, May 24, 2017.

  1. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son just went to close up the meat birds coop and he found one hobbling on this leg. They r 6 weeks old today. They r rangers is there anything I can do for her for now
     
  2. Rolmstead3

    Rolmstead3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Following I had one start doing the samething today, didn't notice it till it was time to put them in for the night.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

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    It's hard to tell if it's broken, slipped tendon or possibly the beginning of a leg bone deformity like Valgus Varus or a Rotated leg.

    I understand that she is a meat bird, but I'm assuming you want to try to get her to butcher size. Caging her and lessening her activity will hopefully promote healing if it's an injury. Provide her with poultry vitamins contain B2(Riboflavin) or crush a human B-Complex vitamin and add it to her feed.

    Splinting guide
    https://theiwrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Duerr_Splinting_Manual_2010.pdf

    Good information on various leg issues
    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

    Info on leg/skeletal disorders
    https://www.merckvetmanual.com/poul.../noninfectious-skeletal-disorders-in-broilers
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1051/leg-health-in-large-broilers/
     
  4. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much I will try the vitamins and contain her as well
     
  5. mustang56

    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poly vi sol without iron.... will help healing...
    there is also vet wrap you can get ... to bandage the leg....
    I believe you go with the natural bend of the leg.... I'll try to look it up....
    I'd put her by herself and confine her to a small space, where she can't move about too much.... so as to give the leg a rest.... and of coarse add food and water...and the poli vi sol .... add it to the end of the beak ... mine take it pretty easily... usually..!
     
  6. mustang56

    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this might help you
     

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