Broken Thigh Bone

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zhazha3, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. zhazha3

    zhazha3 New Egg

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    One of my hens was hurt very badly. She has a severe splinter break to thigh bone. I pressed the bones into place and taped it snuggly. I am really worried about this bird. It is three days and she is eating and drinking fine. She has even laid two eggs during since the accident. HOWEVER, I am noticing a green discoloring on her lower leg. I don't know if this is bruising or what. She seems fine otherwise. I can tell it hurts her if it is moved to much. It does not smell. The entire lower leg may have been injured too, but not broken. I would think she would show other symptoms by three days. Is green bruising normal????
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Yes, green bruising is normal.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Chickens can show bruising in various colors from green, blue to black.

    How are you keeping her?

    It may be possible to heal a break like that, but be aware that a lot of times breaks do become infected. If you have a vet that can see her that would be best, they can prescribe antibiotics that may help her out.

    If you have photos those will be welcome as well[​IMG]
     
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