how to splint a baby chicks leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by urban chicks, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. urban chicks

    urban chicks In the Brooder

    Oct 2, 2012
    my baby chick is about 5/5 days old and she broke his leg how do I splint it? and should I separate her from the others?? need help asap
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    How did she break her leg, and how do you know it's broken?

    Can you take a picture?
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Oh yes, definitely separate from the others. They will trample her :(
  4. urban chicks

    urban chicks In the Brooder

    Oct 2, 2012
    i think she broke her leg because when we first opened the box that they were shipped in she jumped out and fell on the floor and I'm pretty sure she broke it bc she doesn't let the leg even touch the floor and i was touching her leg and she kept screaming so I'm pretty sure she broke it and the leg has no visible injuries.
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    She could have pulled something, or sprained it. Either way, I would separate her from the others, or keep just one with her. I don't think splinting will help the pain, and if it is not broken out of place, I'm not sure how this would help. :(

    I'm sorry she's hurting. Poor thing.
  6. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  7. MrsADW

    MrsADW Hatching

    Apr 9, 2013
    Did you end up solving the issue? I'm going through a similar issue right now and am unsure of what to do :(
  8. Makiya

    Makiya In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2015
    My 4 wk old hurt her leg too.i had someone check it said it wasnt dislocted. Look more like she twisted her knee.told me to use popsicle stick and medical tape but not sure how to do it

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