Caring for sick hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MuscovyMad, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed a few days ago that one of my young pullets was limping slightly. She is 5 months old. Howevere this morning she i slimping alot worse and is just sitting about.

    I can't feel any heat or sweilling in her leg

    Does anyobdy have any advice on what i can do with her / what it mgiht be?

    Should i just keep her in a big box so she doesn't move around much and keep her warm and fed?
     
  2. NestingHillsSC

    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one do that once. I think she might have twisted her leg walking down the ladder from the hen house. I put more and moved the steps closer together. I would think she would be fine.
     
  3. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took her to the vet and it turns out she has completely fractured her femur (leg) [​IMG]. So she is on a months cage rest and hopefully it will heal well. She is looking a bit better in the past few days. So hopefully with enough time she will make a full recovery. [​IMG]
     
  4. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your hen. Just curious if the vet wrapped her leg or immobilized it in any way. Hope she's better soon.
     
  5. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it's just been left alone. It is quite high up on her leg so i think it will be too difficult to bandage.

    She is still young. So i'm hoping the growth in the leg will help it heal. She's not looking much better. but i know it takes a long time for bone to heal so i'll give her a chance.

    I think if the break was lower in her leg it would be best to bandage or splint it.
     

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