Help! Chicken can't walk!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by animalfarm1, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. animalfarm1

    animalfarm1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!
    A few days ago, my chicken broke her leg, today, I noticed the top of her leg, where it meets her body, is blue? She is eating, drinking, chirping and hops around on her good leg. Why is her broken leg blue and is it serious? Please let me know!
     
  2. jgoldy2

    jgoldy2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had the same thing happen and it resulted in an amputation but I have been following a chicken as she recovers and she has recovered
     
  3. animalfarm1

    animalfarm1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope I don't have to amputate her. :( she is a very lively girl (probably too lively that she broke her leg)
     
  4. jgoldy2

    jgoldy2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    write a provate message to darkramamama and ask her about her chicken's recovery, she did it the long way and didn't am putate the leg
     
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    jgoldy2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry private not provate
     
  6. animalfarm1

    animalfarm1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, thank you. :)
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Breaks in the upper thigh are harder to manage and get to heal. I would place her in a cage with food and water close by so she will rest the leg for at least 2 weeks. A chicken sling may be a good thing to use for her. Here is a good thread to read with pictures of a sling:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/902413/hen-with-broken-leg-near-hock
    Here are a few pictures of other slings:

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  8. jgoldy2

    jgoldy2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    let me know what she says
     
  9. animalfarm1

    animalfarm1 Out Of The Brooder

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    @Eggcessive;; it looks interesting, thanks for the help. :)

    @jgoldy2;; okay, I just sent her a message. :)
     
  10. jgoldy2

    jgoldy2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok good she will have lots of info to help you
     

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