can chickens brake there legs?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by silkie4300, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. silkie4300

    silkie4300 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 2, 2014
    hi , my mum left the chickens togeth in a coop (silkies and r.i.r) the r.i.r have beaten up bellatrix and she is limping we brang her inside and washed her and let her roam around but she is limping and moaning about her leg if you get what

    if it is broken should i slit it with a stick or take it 2 the vets???????
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    If it were broken, it would be dangling, she would refuse to step on it or couldn't step with it. If she is just limping with it, she probably strained or sprained it. Keep the bird in a small cage where she can not move around too much. Food and water right near by. This way, she will stay off the leg and hopefully it will heal. Keep her in this cage for a week or 2.

    If you do have a vet you can take her too, it never hurts to do so. But again, in the meantime, keep her quiet in a small cage so she has limited movement for a few weeks.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! TwoCrows gave you good advice, good luck with your girl.
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    TwCrows gave some good advice! You can also post in the "Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures" section of the forum! Good luck!
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC - big chickens beat up little chickens. You may need to put your silkies in a separate pen or the RIR may seriously injure or kill them.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  8. silkie4300

    silkie4300 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 2, 2014
    she has got a lot better and has been limp walking so hopfully will be beter soon

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