Hock Injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MoodyChicken, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young Modern Game pullet with a hock injury. Unfortunately, I was gone all weekend when she managed to hurt herself, so I have no idea how she did it or how long she's been hurt, but she's clearly uncomfortable. Her hock is hot to touch. She can barely put any weight on it before her hock buckles and she stumbles. When she does manage to stand on it, she holds is perfectly straight (no bend whatsoever, stilt legged, in fact, it almost bends the wrong way!). I have her confined to a very small cage so she's forced to either lay down or hover. She can turn around and move minimally. She hates it but I know she needs it. Is there anything else I should do for her? I can splint it, but she'll FREAK OUT and I'm afraid she'll hurt her leg even more. Any advice will help! Thanks!
     
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would give her a larger cage. She needs to be able to move around so she can heal and feel comfortable.

    Re the leg others will be on soon but please do put her in a larger cage or box.
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hm, but she slips if she tries to walk. I'm afraid shell splay her leg on top of the injury.
     

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