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caging a bird apart

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mountainrun, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. mountainrun

    mountainrun In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2016
    northern Kentucky
    I have a Faverolle pullet with a leg injury apart in a cage. I thought she might not like being alone so I put another bird in there with her, but I'm worried about the cage being crowded. Is it better for her to be alone in a less crowded cage, or should I risk keeping her caged up with the other bird? I had thought about maybe giving her a day alone, then a day with another bird - maybe a different one.

    Anyone know the best way to handle this? We don't know if her leg will heal, but no way we can do anything about it for at least a week (where "do anything" means stew pot), but she seems content enough at the moment, just sitting peacefully.

    Thanks in advance -

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    I would let her be separated by herself. Having another bird in the cage with her may be stressful.
    Depending on your setup, you can place the cage in the run where she can still be "part" of the flock and see the others.
    Provide her with extra protein and poultry vitamins.

    Leg injuries/sprains can take several weeks to heal.

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