Broken leg???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by warsawffagurl, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. warsawffagurl

    warsawffagurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay.. so i noticed two of my pullets didnt come out when i opened our shed...
    and i found them squeezed between two of our rabbit cages, one on top of the other.
    The top one was fine...
    the other one not so much...
    i put her on the ground and she limped...
    she isnt using her left leg, and it just hangs pretty limply...
    do you think its broken?
    what should i do?
    I have seperated her and she's inside right now in the air conditioning, in a dog crate/carrier with some shavings to lay on... she's got food and water...
    HELP me please!
    here's a picture of her:
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    thanks,
    Jennifer See
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    how is she doing?

    when you felt her leg did it feel like there was anything "crunchy" (sorry i know its graphic but its the best way to describe it)
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    You could splint it. that would probably work. I had a baby chick that I thought for sure was a goner it was so bad. It had a dislocated hip or broken upper leg or I am not sure what. Well I splinted it and hand fed it and after quite a while, about three weeks it is better and I can hardly tell the difference between that one and the others. I just put a little stick in there and some gauze and some tape to hold it tight. And believe me the chick was not happy at all. It didnt start acting 'all right' till 2 weeks later.
     
  4. Bandana

    Bandana Chillin' With My Peeps

    What tiki244 said sounds good. To me, it looks more like a soft tissue injury, but you can't tell for sure from a pic. In fact, it would be hard to tell in person. The splint tiki244 described seems like it would provide enough stability for a break, and enough mobility for a sprain? Hope the little girl will be okay.
     
  5. warsawffagurl

    warsawffagurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay guys...
    i felt all of her leg and by the hip...
    no break...
    so she probably did have some soft tissue damage...
    we tried to splint it but she seemed to do better without it.
    she's eating well, but her poo is a little runny and yellow...
    any other suggestions???
    thanks everyone!
     
  6. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is her leg warm (like the good one) or is it cold? If it is cold, then it has no circulation and there is a broken bone. Good luck, poor chickie!
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    You could scrambl an egg and feed her that with a little vitamins along with her feed. And just keep her separated till she gets better. [​IMG]
     
  8. warsawffagurl

    warsawffagurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    her legs are both warm...
    and the scrambled eggs sound good...
    She's a cuddlebug and I'm glad to have some company...
    She's getting spoiled!
    thanks everyone!
     
  9. daddyssteeler

    daddyssteeler Out Of The Brooder

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    we had a roo with a broken leg he wasnt putting weight on it at all
     
  10. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yay! I hope she makes a speedy recovery. I bet she is happy to be getting some extra lovin'......... [​IMG]
     

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