Chick with broken leg-Can I save her?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DolanFamRV, May 17, 2009.

  1. DolanFamRV

    DolanFamRV New Egg

    May 16, 2009
    We have a chick with a busted leg, she can't walk. Well she can kinda walk but mostly sits. I don't know what to do?
    Can we save her? Should we splint her leg?
    I feel so badly since I believe the injury was due to a well meaning 5-year old. She was told not to pet but only look at the chicks but...
    anyway the bird was fine before and I feel partly responsible, but I dont want to continue torturing the animal, if it wont improve.
    anyone have experience with this?
    What have you done or seen done ?
  2. Becky_H

    Becky_H Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a chick break a leg, and other than making sure temps were warm not being picked on and she was eating and drinking I left her alone. 2 weeks and she was fine -- fortunately they grow FAST at that age and that also means they heal fast.

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