HELP!!gosling with broken leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by birdnutz, May 21, 2008.

  1. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

    654
    0
    159
    Mar 6, 2007
    wyoming
    I have a week old gosling with broken leg. I risked life and limb and finally got him out. It seems to be broken right above the hock,totally seperated. What can I do? Doesn't seem shocky or very stressed right now anyway. If I strap it to his side will it heal?
     
  2. Azure

    Azure Out Of The Brooder

    27
    0
    22
    May 4, 2008
    UK
    HI,

    I do feel for you, I have successfully healed a chicken leg that was broken, she was a friendly hen and we splinted and bandaged the leg and it healed or fused so she could walk albeit with a limp. She didin't seem distressed or obviously in pain and reacted well to our treatment, never stopped eating or laying lol. But a young gosling may be caused more distress by trying to treat an injury like this.

    Good luck
     
  3. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

    654
    0
    159
    Mar 6, 2007
    wyoming
    He doesn't seem to be doing badly. He's eating now and as long as I keep a hand on him he stays calm. Took him to the vet, they said the break was too high for them to fix. So I used vet wrap to imobilize the whole leg until my DH gets home. Then we'll see what we can do. Thanks for answering my post.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by