Compound leg fracture healed!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tangerine farmer, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Tangerine farmer

    Tangerine farmer In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2010
    Ventura CA
    Good news for owners of chickens with compound fractures of the leg! I was on a ride-along with my horse vet yesterday. We stopped by a house to do horse work.. and met the owners of a rooster who had broken his leg a couple of weeks ago.

    They had gently cleaned the skin of the leg, and wrapped a piece of gauze around it. Applied a few rounds of Vetwrap. He hobbled for a while. Then a week later walked completely sound.

    Yesterday, the man caught him and asked me to cut off the wrap. There only remained a bruise, and fresh skin area. Now, I wouldn't have cut off the wrap just yet, but he refused to listen. The vet said to be very careful, that the wrap really shouldn't have come off.

    Good news!
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Thats great news.. I am always amazed at the ability for animals to heal....
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Ahhhhh Vet Wrap the veterinary version of duct tape. An expensive version!
  4. janjan1

    janjan1 Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Armuchee, GA
    I too had a chicken with a obviously broken leg. I also did exactly as that man did, cleaned, applied gauze then wrapped with vet wrap. Only I confined her to a cage for a few weeks. The break has completly healed and she is getting along fine.

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