broken leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yogifink, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. yogifink

    yogifink Songster

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    just got an order of chicks in the mail, thankfully they got here a day early. It's supposed to be in the 20's tonight.

    One chick has a pretty badly broken leg. How do I go about setting?

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  2. chelnic90

    chelnic90 Chirping

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    I had one with a broken leg and used bandaids and a q-tip wrapped in a bit of gauze to make it softer. It healed in about 10 days.
     
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  3. yogifink

    yogifink Songster

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    how did you set the bone?
     
  4. chelnic90

    chelnic90 Chirping

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    I gently pulled it into place.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    I am with @Wyorp Rock. It looks more like a congenital deformity to me. Check out the links provided, and good luck.
     
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    Eggcessive Enabler

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    Wyorp Rock and Sourland are correct—that looks like a leg bone deformity or slipped tendon. Start chick vitamins, and read some info that was provided and by Googling “leg bone deformity in poultry.”
    These chicks have a tough time getting around, getting enough to eat and drink, and are difficult to treat. Many people try splinting and vitamins initially. Good luck.
     

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