I'm a bad mommy!! Injured chickend please help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leahcim823, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. leahcim823

    leahcim823 Out Of The Brooder

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    So we had 2 roos in our coop a little to long. They took a favoring to my bared rock.. They went into the freezer when I found my girl pretty beat up..
    She had a pretty bad wound on her head which is all healed...
    But now she isn't using her left leg, seems every time she tries to walk she falls over. I also noticed she seems to have a bump on her back...
    So now I'm wondering if it has always been there and I never noticed because she had alot of feathers..or if her back might be broke...
    She wasn't really eating or drinking...So I brought her inside got her eating and drinking.. but I'm not sure what to do about her walking.. Do I keep her in a small space, and pray for it to heal?
     
  2. ReeceFamily

    ReeceFamily Just Hatched

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    I am so sorry! Poor girl! I dong have any advice but will say a little prayer for her:).
     
  3. penny1960

    penny1960 la la land awaits Premium Member

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    does she make any movement when you press the bump?
    or does the leg drag?
    Unless you have a avian vet for radiographs there is nothing
    that really can be done to say for or not a broken back
    keep her quiet a few days you should have a better
    sense if it is broken
     
  4. leahcim823

    leahcim823 Out Of The Brooder

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    She can stand, she tucks her leg up. When she does put it down she wont put weight on it.
     
  5. leahcim823

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  6. penny1960

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    the bump or lump is it solid or squishy? does it feel like bone?
    I can tell the feathers have been worn off do you know the cockerel
    or both was getting rough?
     
  7. penny1960

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    one reason I ask what the lump feels like there may be other causes
    because she is able to hold that leg up is she eating or drinking?
     
  8. leahcim823

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    It's hard, I was just "feeling her up" and I'm thinking that it might be her leg broken... I know one of the cockerels was pretty rough, not sure about the other one.
    She has only been in for a few hours, when she was separate from the rest in the coop I noticed she wasn't eating or drinking a lot. Be since I brought her in and put her in the little plastic tote she has ate and drank more.
     
  9. leahcim823

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    It feels like bone, I'm wondering if it's "normal" for her. I did notice her left leg seems to have less muscle tone then the other.
     
  10. penny1960

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    I believe maybe the bone is more pronounced because of feather loss
    and the real issue is the leg.. you may need to let her rest away from the
    other hens a week or so as it may be them that pick on her and hurt the leg
    or it could have been cockerels
     

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