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Hen has somehow popped her hip out of the socket

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Muffinburgler, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Muffinburgler

    Muffinburgler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how she managed to do it, but my broody, extremely lazy hen has clean popped her hip joint out of its socket. And now I'm stumped. I already spent $1500 last month on a hen with an impacted ovary, I really don't want to spend another $1000 at the vet to have them pop her leg back into place.

    Is there anything I can do at home? Or is this something I should only trust a vet with?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would at least call your vet, and ask for advice. Maybe they could instruct you on how to fix it. How did she hurt herself?
     
  3. Muffinburgler

    Muffinburgler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I knew. She's been broody for weeks now, there was nothing she could have been doing to make it pop out of place. I can only assume she took a stumble and landed just wrong on it.

    I'll give my vet a call.
     

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