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  1. old chickenlady

    old chickenlady New Egg

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    one of my americana hens has had a broken or dead leg for a few months now..she hobbles around enough to feed and protect herself.any ideas to help her get around better?? the only advice i can get is wring her neck,,
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Plenty of people have a disabled chicken. I have a crippled hen, myself. It's unlikely that even a vet could do anything about it.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Not quite sure what a 'dead leg' is, but I have had upon occasion chickens with frozen feet or toes . The injured parts become necrotic, dry up, eventually fall off and the chicken hobbles along happily for the rest of her life. If she is eating, drinking, getting around and not being abused by the others, I'd leave her alone. If conditions deteriorate, then you could always "wring her neck."
     
  4. old chickenlady

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    ty for replying,everyone tells me noone keeps a crippled chicken and that its cruel..
     
  5. old chickenlady

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    i just came up with the name.she is happy healthy and deffinately holds her own thank you for your advice. what is frozen foot ?
     
  6. When they get frost bitten and their foot literally " slides " off.
     

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