how to fix chick leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Baali xhah, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Baali xhah

    Baali xhah Out Of The Brooder

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    His leg is broken!!!!somebody help me please how to fix it!!
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. Baali xhah

    Baali xhah Out Of The Brooder

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    His leg is broken from main joint not from mid !!!! What i can do for him??
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    There are diagrams in the links on how to splint. The second one is probably the best at showing splinting of a broken femur. It shows splinting of the leg bent and taped next to the body. I have not splinted a bone before, but others may have. Broken bones are very serious, and most of us do not have the medical training of a vet.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I love a good diagram, and these are fantastic!
    ......except I don't think that the bottom one doesn't match the top one for orientation.
    Holes layout should be rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise?
    ......and the poop hole should probably be bigger.
     
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    You know that is a good point. They are from 2 different pictures I found online. Actually the bottom one would be what I would recommend with the attached areas on the side. The poop hole probably should be larger, and I would think some adjustment would be needed after sitting the chicken in it. I think some of the invention pictures of slings online are pretty original, and made out of things we may have around the house. There is a cute one of a huge rooster in a baby seat. Speckledhen has one of a tank top with a pole through the top, and a rooster hanging through the armhole and neck from the top of a dog fence.
     
  7. Baali xhah

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    His leg is broken from this joint..and its colour is turning into green
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I can't tell the orientation of the birds body from this pic...is that the bare belly near the tail at the bottom of pic?
    Might be best to euthanize unless you can take it to a vet.
    The green is probably bruising.
     
  9. Egghead_Jr

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    Main, mid, first....try using wrist, elbow, hip for description. The hock joint is where our elbow is. This is the most commons dislocation but it's unclear where yours is.

    If it is indeed the hock you need a splint. Popsicle sticks work great and gauze or medical tape. Full dislocation will result in a peg leg when healed. I had a big Orpington that got around just fine after he healed up. We set the leg with slight bend, hopping it would be usable but hedging it would be stiff when healed. It was stiff, the slight, natural bend seemed to work best for his getting around after.

    A dislocated hip would be tricky but anywhere else along the leg your making splint or if only bruised a wrap. If dislocated you need to pop into place or hold in proper position prior to splint and/or wrap.
     
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  10. Baali xhah

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    It is broken from main joint near his hip.under his wing
     

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