Dislocated legg from my indigo female

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  1. peacock

    peacock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    last night my indigo female couldn't stand up any more, her one legg isn't broken, at least there is no swelling and no fracture you can feel, i guess it is dislocated at the hip, i have had ducks that had the same problem, but it healed from it's own, i hope this will be the same with my beatifull indigo hen, would hate to loose her. Do any of you have experience with this kind of problem. I have separated her into a small pen on wire so she isn't stressed or pecked at by the others,

    any info will do, i am not really leaning to immediately trying to pop it back in, because i am scared i would do even more damage,

    Thanks already,

    Greetz,

    Peacock
     
  2. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she? This could be a slip tendon but you would probably see swelling then
     
  3. peacock

    peacock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is approximately 9 months old, i was thinking, maybe it is stress related, i have had a wood duck in the past with the same problem wich started walking again after two weeks and after a month you could see anything anymore,

    greetz,

    Peacock
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Maybe make a sling for her?

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  6. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seriously? Extreme bird health care. How long does the bird have to be in this sling?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I have no idea, it's just a picture that I found. If I had to guess, I guess that that bird had Merek's and didn't live much longer.
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I should add that I'm all for trying everything possible, but it does really come down to the quality of life for the pet in question, right?
     
  9. peacock

    peacock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello;

    great news, i put her in a separate pen and went for three weeks on holiday to New Zealand, when i arrived back yesterday morning and checked up on her she was almost completely healed, she's walking again and will recover completely; i'm glad i didn't try to play vet, resting always seems to be the best remedy!! I'm really happy,

    Peacock
     
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad to hear it
     

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