Help! Dog attack broke my favorite hen's leg!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sevenbabychicks, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A neighbor dog just broke into my pen, killed a rooster, and broke the leg of my favorite hen, Bernie. At first I was worried that she had spinal injuries, but I located the break which is above the joint which is above the foot. It feels VERY broken, I can hear the two bone fragments grinding together when I move the leg.

    How do I bind this sort of injury?? Right now she's seems to be in shock and is lying on the couch not trying to move. She's just the sweetest chicken I've ever had - please help me help her!
     
  2. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a vet you could call? That happened to a serama roo I had, from a dog attack. I ddint want to splint it the wrong way, called the vet and they did it for me. yeah, so I had to pay$ but he was worth it.
     
  3. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck, wish I had answers.... maybe a baby aspirin for pain?
     

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