HELP he's got a broken Leg.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lacrystol, May 19, 2012.

  1. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I went to Lock up all my silkies and I have a baby that is about 1 week old, my black silkie hatched him out and it looks like his little leg is broken. I have no clue what do to. I gave him some Poultry Nutri Drench, he's chirping like he's in a lot of pain. OH MY God, the poor little thing.. Do I put a cast on it??? Have never had a broken leg before. Leg problems yes but never one that has been actually broken..
     
  2. mnferalkitty

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    Is the leg deformed and thats how you know its broke? Or can you feel the bone moving if you touch it? Is he using the leg at all?
     
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  3. Lacrystol

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    The bone is sticking out of the skin, OMG...
     
  4. mnferalkitty

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    oh boy oh boy, this a tough one, the risk for infection is great with that kind of injury, if it were me I would cull but if you want to try and save the chick that is your choice. But I don't have answer on how to fix that kind of break I'm sorry[​IMG]
     
  5. mnferalkitty

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    I PMd you
     
  6. Lacrystol

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    This little chick didn't make it threw the night, he was dead the next morning.. It was a horrible break..
     

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