HELP CHICKEN WITH HURT LEG

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ShellnOkla, May 7, 2008.

  1. ShellnOkla

    ShellnOkla Out Of The Brooder

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    I FOUND MY DAUGHTER TODAY CRYING AND HOLDING ONE OF OUR CHICKENS OUTSIDE OF THE PEN 2 HAD GOTTEN OUT AND ONLY ONE SURVIVED THE NEIGHBORS DOG, THE HEN CANT WALK ON LEFT LEG THERE IS NO OTHER INJURIES THAT I CAN SEE, NO PUNCTURES, CAN I MAKE A BRACE WITH POPCICLE STICKS AND TAPE FOR HER? I BROUGHT HER INSIDE FOR THE NIGHT AND PUT HER IN A DOG CARRIER WITH HAY AND FOOD AND WATER, AND COVERED IT WITH A THROW BLANKET SO SHE WONT GET A CHILL , I AM NEW AT RAISING CHICKENS AND HAVE LOST A FEW SO FAR WHICH IS FRUSTRATING RAISING FROM CHICKS, AND THEN LOSING THEM, HOW LONG DOES A LEG TAKE TOO HEAL USUALLY? AND HOW LONG BEFORE RETURNING TO COOP? WE HAVE 24 CHICKENS LEFT NOW AND I AM WORRIED PUTTING HER IN THERE WITH OTHERS THEY MIGHT ABUSE HER FOR BEING DIFFERENT IS THAT TRUE? THANKS FOR ANY HELP GIVEN ON THIS, AND GOD BLESS U AND YOURS,
    SHELLI
    BARNSDALL OKLA
     
  2. ArcticFox

    ArcticFox Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so sorry [​IMG] Yes, it is true that the others will probably peck at her so I would keep her seperated from them until she is healed. I think the popcycle splint sounds like a good idea. Do you see any bloody spots at all? If so , you'll probably need to get an antibiotic ointment on there. I hope someone who knows more will come to help soon.

    Good luck!

    Melissa
     
  3. ArcticFox

    ArcticFox Out Of The Brooder

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    Shelli, how is your hen doing? I hope she is feeling better.
     
  4. ShellnOkla

    ShellnOkla Out Of The Brooder

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    well now i am down too 15 chickens in all:( and 4 are roosters now i can finally tell!!! lol my gosh i never knew how hard it is learning about these things, i am STILL learning i have named them all ad i am attached, ive learned dogs and chickens dont go good together for sure lol.... trial by error, anyway thanks for the help i do appreciate it, now i am just waiting for the eggs too start rolling in, lol i am only getting 1 to 2 a day so far and today was the 1st BIG egg i have recieved so far... yay [​IMG] i must be doing something right.......(i hope)[​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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