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Help! My chick has a broken leg!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BasqueLover, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. BasqueLover

    BasqueLover Out Of The Brooder

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    My blue silkie has a broken leg. She was shipped to me like that. She cant walk so please tell me what to do! California Hatchery is the worst hatchery. I recommend NOT going there![​IMG] I ordered 15 chicks and only 7 came to me ALIVE. So she is my last blue silkie and my favorite, so please help. Do i have to put her down? Thank you.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Unless you know how to set a broken leg , or have chicken farmers near you (who may know how)I would take her to a vet
     
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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    X3 I would take her to a vet to have the leg set. Shipping birds is hard on them and you do take your chances when you order thru the mail. I am so sorry.

    But I do welcome you to BYC and good luck with your new babies!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    How old is the chick(en)? Is the leg broken or dislocated? Where is the fracture? She can't walk at all? Are both legs broken?
     
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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X5 on take her to the vet if you can, and try posting on the Emergencies board for what to do until then. Good luck with her.
     
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  8. TeacherMedic

    TeacherMedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a bird come in with a hurt leg. The other chicks were pecking it to death. We separated it from the other chicks and gave fresh water, food and heat. It soon recovered and is doing very well.
     
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  9. Ducky Lover

    Ducky Lover Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry! Lots of hatcherys can send you more chicks if the others die in shipment. If you're sure it's broken (the leg) and not just injured, then call the vet. I have a good vet here in texas, I could ask her to find someone in Cal. for you. Real sorry.[​IMG]
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I'm sorry about your injured Silkie; unfortunately, I don't have experience with broken chicken legs and can't really help.
     

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