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HELP - new chick with broken foot

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by golfaz, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. golfaz

    golfaz Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen hatched 3 eggs a few days ago and another hen killed one chick and was after another. The chick is ok, except her foot looks to be almost amputated. I tried to splint it but when I put the chick back it with its mother, the mother pulled off the splint.

    What should I do? Remove the foot or splint it and care for it on my own?
     
  2. Firekin1

    Firekin1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is now a week old, but I'm curious about what your point of action was. In that situation if the bones were not actually broken in 2 and it was just severely cut wrapping and separating it would have been the better, if the bones were indeed actually broken in 2 and the foot just hanging by flesh then sadly culling would have been a better option.
     

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