Dislocated leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rorporp23, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Rorporp23

    Rorporp23 Chirping

    Feb 22, 2013
    Eastern Washington
    A friend of mine brought me a hen today, with what seems to be a dislocated hock joint. She has feeling and movement in her thigh, but below the hock her leg just hangs limp. She doesn't use it at all, and she couldn't move her toes to grasp my finger. I felt the joint, it isn't swollen but it does feel disconnected. Also, the skin above her thigh is green? Thoughts? Any help is appreciated.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sounds like your diagnosis could be quite reasonable. The green is likely bruising. Dislocated or broken... my birds are livestock so... for you it is up to what you want to do with the girl.
  3. petyanca

    petyanca In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2012
    East Bay, CA
    Put some bandage on her leg and let her rest. She deserves a chance.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2013

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