chicken broker leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kathi chiquito, May 17, 2017.

  1. kathi chiquito

    kathi chiquito New Egg

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    Please, could somebody tell me how to fix a broken leg in chicken? the chicken leg is violet color on top of and the leg is totally loose. thank you:frow:rolleyes:
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    If it is busted lower down... you can straighten and splint it...

    However... if the color of the leg has changed, then the circulation has been compromised. ..probably the lower part will die, rot and fall off. With the Risk Of Causing infection...


    The best choice might be to put her down.

    I am very sorry to have to say that. :(
     
  3. kathi chiquito

    kathi chiquito New Egg

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    Thank you. The leg is just violeta color on the top verry near to the beginning the rest of the leg is the regular color.
     
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    If the bottom of the leg is still a good color, you might still have a good chance.

    If the break is where you can make a good splint. ..
     
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  5. coach723

    coach723 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a few links that might help.
    If you splint, it's important that you watch for swelling. Wrap tight enough to do the job, but not too tight. It can take several weeks for healing enough that the bone has start to knit, and a month or more for complete healing. Lower leg breaks have the best chance of healing. Upper leg, near the hip, are much more problematic and can require pinning (avian vet surgery) to enable healing. Best of luck.


    http://sustainablesuburbia.net/treating-a-chicken-with-a-broken-leg/
    http://naturalchickenkeeping.blogspot.com/2014/02/BrokenLeg.html
     

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