hatchery chick with broken leg

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by raykour1, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. raykour1

    raykour1 In the Brooder

    Aug 26, 2011
    I received 30 chicks from Meyer Hatchery this morning (shipped Monday, arrived here this morning OH-CO in less than 48 hours) All the chicks were healthy and active, but one got squished during shipment and has a broken leg. My vet happened to be here working on a horse, so she looked at it and said she though it was already starting to heal. She helped me splint it out with a twig and some gauze. Has anyone had any leg rehabilitating this sort of issue? I put the chick in the brooder with the rest, but in an old small order shipping box so it can't get pushed around and piled.

  2. ilovemydog

    ilovemydog Songster

    Mar 14, 2011
    Yes, it should get better never had one before but, have heard of it helping...Just watch it to make sure its not getting picked on by the others, if so then take it out of the box! and find another box to recover.

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