Cold weather & Injured leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sandbellie, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I have an elder hen that broke her leg this past summer, and it has healed since then. But she has a limp. And the cold seems like its bothering her leg. Its almost as the limp is worse in the cold it seems. And she doesn't like to walk much, or come out of her house.
    Is it possible that the cold is making her leg stiff? If so, what can I do to help her?

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Very possible, and I don't know. Leg warmers??? Maybe some vet wrap? Maybe a pet heating pad for her to sleep on?
     
  3. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    vet wrap unless you have a heater in the coop
     
  4. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do they make cordless ones?
     
  5. Sportsterjeep

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  6. Attila the Hen

    Attila the Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about using those bag you put in the microwave to heat up and put on sore muscles? You would have to reheat it every couple of hours, but it might help. At least you would see if your hen favored warmth.
     
  7. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone.
     

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