help please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by citychicken1, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. citychicken1

    citychicken1 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 14, 2010
    my two month old chick was injured by my son's cat. He said he heard noise and when he went to check the cat was on top of the chick. My question is how do I tell if her leg is broken or out of socket. There is no blood or obvious punctures , but she can not put weight on the leg. She holdsit still it is cold and she is in pain. Evry now and then she will start panting. Can someone suggest what I should do or how to tell what is wrong?
  2. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    I would quarantine her , keep her warm and just watch her. See if she keeps eating, drinking, pooping etc. Short of finding an avian vet that does chickens I'm not sure what else. I wouldn't give up too quickly though. I have heard of some sorely injured birds making great recoveries.
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    You should be able to feel a dislocation at the joint. A break should be very swollen and possibly misaligned (easier to see if it is mid-bone). If the leg is cold, it is not getting blood. [​IMG] The leg could die if bloodflow is not restored.

    Check the link in my signature. It has a lot of good info on identification and treatment of leg injuries. Good luck. [​IMG]

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