Hen broke leg above elbow

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peaches, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Peaches

    Peaches Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think there is much I can do for her - too far up to immobilize - clean break, hanging..... I suppose no hope for her w/ only one leg?
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    You can try splinting it. Then keep her separated in a small kennel while it gets a chance to heal.
     
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    It may be far up but should still be able to be splinted. Take her away from the others in a small cage...dog crate, etc...and I would take her into the house. If she is confined it could heal on it's own. Just in case she is a little bit "shocky" give her some electrolytes and vitamins....and maybe some 'chicken soup'!!
     

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