chick injured leg from getting stuck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coonhoundmama87, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. coonhoundmama87

    coonhoundmama87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At some point overnight or this morning one of my chicks (4months old) got his foot stuck and was sort of hanging from it with the leg out backwards behind him. He's okay for the most part but can't tuck the leg under or stand on it. Seems to have feeling when I touch his foot. Eatting good and healthy otherwise. Is there anything I can do for him or is it mostly a wait and see deal? I have him in a cage by himself so he won't be picked on.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    The cage is just right as they need to rest it and give it a chance to heal. Sometimes they recover; it may take a few weeks. Much the same thing happened to me and the chicken is now fine. Good luck!
     
  3. coonhoundmama87

    coonhoundmama87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He seems much better today! I'll probably reintroduce him later today.
     

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