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Chicken with a broken leg??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sassymygirl, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Sassymygirl

    Sassymygirl Miss Equestrian

    Sep 16, 2008
    Carencro, Louisiana
    I just brought home a sick hen from my friends.
    She's eating and drinking, a lot! But she has a hard time standing, when she stands, she wobbles and then she falls down. Does she have a broken leg? If so, what would be best for a sling?
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  2. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    First off, feel the leg, foot, and hip and see if you feel anything broken, loose, or just 'wrong'.

    She was sick already? Was she attacked by anything?

    If she was sick already, it could possibly be a serious disease...Let me look around before i try to make a diagnosis, and see if anyone has any adivce/opinions...

    For a sling you'll need to know what part of the leg is injured, if its a break, sprain, or dislocated joint...It could be a week hip joint (hip dysplasia), in which case there is no cure or help for it in a chicken.

    Good luck, and I'll return to check up.
     
  3. Sassymygirl

    Sassymygirl Miss Equestrian

    Sep 16, 2008
    Carencro, Louisiana
    She was attacked by an owl about a week ago, she just lost a lot of feathers.
     
  4. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you can figure out if she actually has an injured leg, and where/how it will help to tell you how to splint or sling it. Its going to depend.
     

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