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

    Jan 11, 2007
    Stanwood, Wa.
    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~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    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

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    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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