chick with injured leg - advice please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by onmelissa, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. onmelissa

    onmelissa In the Brooder

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    Approximately 8 week old silkie is limping/fluttering when she attempts to move around, but she's mostly sitting behind the waterer.
    I lost my grip on her 4 days ago and she fell onto the garage floor. She's staying quite still most of the time, but when she does move, she's trying to hop-flutter. Sometimes she sticks one leg out. She's still eating and drinking.
    She is in the brooder box with several of her siblings, and there is plenty of room for everyone.
    I have not done anything to treat her yet, and I'd like to treat her myself at home.
    Is there anything that I can do to make her more comfortable or help heal the injury?
     

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    Keeping her confined in the brooder box should rest the leg if it is sprained. Just make sure she isn't picked on or trampled. Vitamins in the water may help, or just dissolve a B complex vitamin in their water every day.
     

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