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Hip problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mtngoat415, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. mtngoat415

    mtngoat415 Hatching

    Mar 24, 2013
    Hello, Appears that my year old hen "Diva" has a hip issue. Last week she was limping. Came home from business trip. Appears left hip is dislocated or broke. No signs of injuries at all.
    Interesting opservation I had a egg last week with blood on the shell, If it possible for her to have injuried her self with egg? Most important..First aid suggestions i.e. splint it?

    Thanks DG

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Put her in a small crate with food and water. If her thigh bone is broken high up, splinting may not be possible, and they are difficult to heal. You might be able to use vet wrap to help splint it if it is broken lower down. If you can take her to a vet, they can xray the leg. Hopefully, it is just a sprain that will heal with limited activity for a week or two. Has she been laying super-large eggs?

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