Chick with broken leg. :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cindyanne1, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. cindyanne1

    cindyanne1 Mother Goose

    Apr 19, 2009
    Central Ohio
    One of my Leghorn chicks is injured really badly. I think she jumped/flew/fell off of one of the higher roosts in the coop and broke her leg. She's lying on the floor not moving and peeping, and when I tried to pick her up I saw her leg was bent backwards and bleeding.

    I know I need to cull her... it's so hard though.

    Poor little thing.

    Should I move the rest of them out of the coop for now? Is this just a freak accident or a sign they're not ready for the coop? I'd hate for this to happen to another one. [​IMG]
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Im so sorry for the chickie and you-I would not move theothers out just the hurt one :-( I dont know if they are to little--mine are 8-9 weeks and are going itno a coop next week..I wish you the best keepus posted-someone with better words of wisdom will come to help..
  3. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    I am SO sorry--this is NEVER easy!!! [​IMG]

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