HELP: Broken Leg!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Toosocs4, May 13, 2016.

  1. Toosocs4

    Toosocs4 Out Of The Brooder

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    6 week old glw seems to have broken/dislocated her right leg. Joint is swollen and that leg is lighter than the other. I have her isolated. What can I do to help her? It doesn't seem like she's in obvious pain, just limps every so often. Thanks!

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    Last edited: May 13, 2016
  2. Toosocs4

    Toosocs4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone? Can i try to set it?
     
  3. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like she has a slipped tendon.

    It is possible to fix it, but it does hurt, and it's not necessarily a guarantee it won't slip again.

    I would Google "chicken slipped tendon" and see if that matches what you see!

    I hope that helps.

    MrsB
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    There is a good thread to read by going to the top of this page and entering "slipped tendon--anyone try to fix this?" in the search box. There are many links in that thread to look at for leg bone deformities and slipped tendons. The chick in the thread is still thriving I think. Chances are slim to cure the problem, but many people give those chicks a chance to try to live a normal life as long as possible with extra care. Read as much as you can, and then proceed from there.
     
  5. Toosocs4

    Toosocs4 Out Of The Brooder

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    for anyone who wants an update I culled her yesterday. I didn't intervene for the first few days so there was no chance of the tendon healing in place. I learned about this issue so thats one thing that came out of a sad end.
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Sorry for your loss.
     

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