Help!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sliukko, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. sliukko

    sliukko Just Hatched

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    [​IMG]Hello All, so glad to be a part of such a neat thing...I'm in desperate need of help. I have a Delaware rooster. He was hatched in July. Actually, I just realized yesterday he was a rooster. He has always been bigger than my others, but is now starting to get big tail feathers and a comb. He is so sweet, but as he's growing, one of his legs is slowly getting worse. I don't rearly know a lot about chickens at all. It's at like a 90 degree angle. I can tell it hurts if I touch it.
     
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Has it always been bent this way, or has it been broken recently??? If recent, then maybe try some type of splint. If long term, then a corrective type of splint. I'm sure there are many reading this post and are thinking soup.. Not I. I am in a similar boat as you with 2 of my pigeons 3 months old. Their feet are spread apart. I installed a banding type of contraption to hold their feet as best positioned as I could. They do hop around and seem fine. When I do take off to change with new, they are not able to stand AT ALL.

    WISHING YOU BEST and [​IMG]
     
  3. sliukko

    sliukko Just Hatched

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    Thank you...yea, definitely not soup for me either...he is too sweet and I could never. Haha. That's what I was thinking is a splint, but I was just scared to hurt him. I can tell he's in pain. He seems to keep up with the others, but getting worse. I don't think a break. I noticed when he was pretty young, but just didn't know enough about chickens to even realize it would be an issue. Poor guy.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What a shame. You might try posting in the "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures, "thread with good pictures to show how he carries that leg.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Hope your boy's leg gets better soon.
     
  7. sliukko

    sliukko Just Hatched

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    Thank you so very much everyone. I sure appreciate it
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Like the others, best wishes and a fast recovery for your Delaware! [​IMG]
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! So glad you could join us, and I hope you make yourself at home here!
     
  10. RADjr

    RADjr Just Hatched

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    welcome.what did u do for the leg?
     

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