I found him hanging....pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Terri O, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    by his spur 2 days ago in my bachelor pad. This is one of my best roos so I have brought him inside because he cant seem to stay upright. He lays like this:

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    I have tried to feel if his legs are broken (they arent) I thought dislocated but I dont feel that either. Do you think he could have broken his pelvis? I have manipulated it and nothing seems amiss. I made him this emergency chicken chair:
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    Do you think it will help him? I am planning on suspending the box from the top of a dog kennel and moving his legs daily. He is eating and drinking and seems otherwise alert. Does anyone have any other ideas or suggestions? I greatly appreciate it! Terri O
     
  2. Tracyfeltsmills

    Tracyfeltsmills Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my sorry no ideas but poor thing!
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Gosh I sure hope he heals up. Wish I could help
     
  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I would think he has some serious hyperextended tendon pain. Or even a green stick fracture. Time may be the best medicine.
    poor guy.
     
  5. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Buy a dog toenail cutter and trim the spur back to about 1/2" and you will not have this problem again. Don
     
  6. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Kind of what I was thinking about the tendons...I hope I can keep him comfortable enough until he can get back "into shape!"
    Do tendons repair themselves? Terri O
     
  7. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I did trim the spurs about a half inch back and quicked both of them. I put cornstarch on to stop the bleeding...believe me I will be trimming all the boys tomorrow! T
     
  8. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think he could have a back injury? Can he feel his feet? Does he move any part of his lower extremities? Maybe paralysis [​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He is probably suffering from muscle and tendon strain. I'm guessing that he will recover, but it will take a while.
     
  10. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I did trim the spurs about a half inch back and quicked both of them. I put cornstarch on to stop the bleeding...believe me I will be trimming all the boys tomorrow! T

    Something that works better than Starch is Chalk stick, you can use it over and over. Don
     
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