dislocated

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tehbee, May 3, 2012.

  1. tehbee

    tehbee Out Of The Brooder

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    my chicken has a dislocated leg and i was wondering if there is any way to fix it i would hate to cull her but will do if i have too
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. tehbee

    tehbee Out Of The Brooder

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    thx

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  4. tehbee

    tehbee Out Of The Brooder

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  5. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi tehbe,
    It would be very hard to tell a dislocated leg from a broken one, I'm sorry to say.

    A break right near a joint is almost impossible to splint. However whether it's a break or a dislocation, if it's at the hip, it's going to be very hard to fix. I doubt a dislocated hip will ever be normal no matter what you do with it. (If it's the hock joint, you may be able to splint it so the leg fuses; the bird won't be comfortable but may get by.)

    My feeling is this would be a vet case, or a cull. Sorry to say that (and by all means ask others for ideas). [​IMG]

    Best of luck with it,
    Erica
     
  6. tehbee

    tehbee Out Of The Brooder

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    alright im waiting to hear back from serveral chicken people in the county that may be able to help me shes not a pet chicken but id still rather not kill her
     

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