Cornish Game Hens with a broken leg.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by baredrock101, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. baredrock101

    baredrock101 Just Hatched

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    Hey could someone please help me 2 of my Cornish Game Hens broke there leg I think they will be ok but I can not figure out if one of the game hens legs are broken or just sprained she dose not wan't to move or stand on it. I also can not fined out how they broke there leg one of them was out in the run 2-3 feet from a roost nudged up against a wall and rock, they other was in the coop limping around the feed when I picked her up she was shacking and drooled a lot (for a chicken).
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Look at the bottoms of their feet for dark sores or swelling that might be bumblefoot. Look for swelling in the leg and foot joints. A picture of them standing might help. Splinting with padding and vet wrap can sometimes help. Slipped tendon or leg bone deformities are often common in young birds.
     
  3. baredrock101

    baredrock101 Just Hatched

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    This one won't stand or move and has black spots on her feet. She is also the one that i can not tell if her leg is broken or not.




    This one is the one who vibrates and sometimes drools a bit when you pick her up or she walks. There are no spots on her feet.

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  4. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure sour crop can cause lameness but you mention drooling when you pick them up...how does their crop feel? Squishy/hard/empty? Does the drool smell? Are they eating and drinking and pooping as normal? Lameness can be a symptom of many different illnesses including heat stroke/malnutrition/lack of water or shade so a thorough examine of everything (not just legs) is a good idea to rule anything else out. Good luck!
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    That is pretty bad bumblefoot or pododermatiis on the foot of the one in the second picture. That can lead to bacterial arthritis. Are those cornish cross meat birds? If so, they can be prone to lameness and broken legs as they grow.
     
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    baredrock101 Just Hatched

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    yes they are both meat birds. Is there a cure for bumblefoot and pododermatiis or should I call it?
     
  7. baredrock101

    baredrock101 Just Hatched

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    I will check every thing you suggested.
     
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    With bumblefoot, you can soak the feet in warm Epsom salts for a couple of days. Then bumblefoot surgery might be needed. Dry bedding and keeping their feet dry as possible may help. Poultry vitamins and minerals may help sometimes with lameness if caused by a deficiency.
     
  9. baredrock101

    baredrock101 Just Hatched

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    Ok i will try that in the morning. how many times a day should I do this?
     

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