Hawk attack: broken leg


In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 15, 2011
A hawk just attacked my Blue Andalusian 8 wk old pullet, Sylvia. She has a leg that she cannot use, but she has no other injuries. What is the best way to help her recover, or is it best to just cull her?

Thanks so much.
I'm no expert, but I would stabilize it and wrap it snugly with vetwrap to act as a cast. I would expect a full recovery if you don't mind nursing her along for a few days. We had a turkey get caught and hung by a leg in the wire this spring-it really tore her leg up but we just wrapped it and kept her quiet for a few days and she's out running around normally now.

Some antibiotics would be good if the injury broke the skin.

Poor chicka!

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