HELP! My chicken has a broken foot!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken no. 5, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Chicken no. 5

    Chicken no. 5 New Egg

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    Can someone please help me.

    My son stood on his favorite pet chicken & it appears to now have a broken foot.

    She seems quite alert & can stand up but she is not using that sore foot at all & it drags behind her. She is eating & drinking well but just can't move around very well. I have checked her leg & all seems good, just like the other one. Her foot is really swollen but dosn't seem to be sore to touch. If I put the foot in the right place under her she will try & hobble around but if she lays down & try's to get back up herself the foot ends up dragging behind her. My son is so upset that he was the won to stand on her & is begging me to fix her up.

    Please help. I have read about strapping the leg & foot but with no pictures it is hard to know the correct way to do it. I don't want to hurt her anymore.

    Thank you
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello!

    Oh, that was an unfortunate accident! Does the chicken's ankle seem to be broken? Does the foot bend backwards or is it just swollen?
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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  4. Chicken no. 5

    Chicken no. 5 New Egg

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    I think that the ankle is broken & the foot does go backwards. This is why I don't really know how to wrap it, no one says much about wrapping the foot to try & stop it facing the wrong way.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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