Chick with broken leg need help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Suzierd, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a little blue Silkie chick going on three weeks will be one month old on the 24th with a broken leg that has started to heal and is now turning out and she is using her foot like a club foot. I warped it tried different ways to brave it but nothing seems to be working on getting it in the right position. Is there something I can do to for her?
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    I was trying to get the foot flat so she wouldn't curl it under but it was a epic fail so I took it back off. I warped the leg but don't feel it's helping, really need help on how to brace this. She's twisting it outward. Thanks
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Do you have her on vitamins? If not get some PolyVisol (no iron) baby vitamins and add a vitamin E capsule or two. Give 2 drops a day by mouth or in food. Maybe some range of motion to the foot and toes several times a day would help. Taping a foot to stiff cardboard or a piece of a tongue depressor with duct tape may hold the foot flat. Here is a great link for orthopedic issues: https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
     
  3. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks Eggcessive after reading that I thought I would try again putting braces on boy it sure makes her mad. I do have vitamins for her she is eating and drinking good. Here's some videos to see what you think I tried to catch her walking even with the brace on she turns the leg out and walks on the toes I guess this way she can't curl the toes under.
    Well I can't get the video to load.
     
  4. thechooks22

    thechooks22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a broken leg or foot/toe because you can make a cast by using a really thin cloth and dipping it in egg whites ...that way it dries hard.........i have done this before on my quail when she broke her leg and it healed greatly so goodluck
     

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