1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Help with Bandaging

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 10 Years

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    My hen has a high broken leg and the vet folded her leg up and put a bandage on holding the leg next to her body. But she keeps climbing out of it. I don't know how to keep it on her. Any ideas?
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Poor girl, could you use duct tape (clip feathers maybe to make it stick) to tape the leg where you want it, and then a full body stocking type thing to keep her from bothering it? Would it help to keep her in a sling like they do for some of the Mareks birds to keep her from bouncing around too much?
  3. roseyred

    roseyred Songster

    Jun 5, 2014
    You could make a chicken hammoc. It's where you take cloth and make holes for her legato go through as tie it up so she can't touch the ground. That could help alot

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: