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Important Question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by marvun22, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could i let my chicken with an injured right leg sleep on her perch with her friends or should i keep her isolated. how can i treat the leg. all the info i can give is that it can stand on the leg, but if it lifts it up and then sets it down it curls up.
     
  2. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    I would not let an injured hen sleep on the roost until the injury is "fixed". Can she walk on the affected leg? The symptom you describe is a tad vague.....more info please....:)
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens have a tendency to attack sick or injured birds. It's generally best to keep them isolated until healed.
     
  4. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    update on injured chicken. i kept her isolated for night. i gave her some yogurt. she is still isolated. she is now walking a lot better but still far from perfect. i was going to take her to the vet but the vet is 1 hour away. she is on a steady recovery pace so i decided not to take her there. a timeline for her. 9:00 a.m. 11-17-12 leg is terrible, 12:00 p.m. 11-17-12 can stand on the leg but nothing else, 3:00 p.m. 11-17-12 she has only moved a few steps, 5:00 p.m 11-17-12 has moved about 10 feet and i had to move her from my coop so my other chickens could sleep there, 8:00 a.m. 11-18-12 i moved her back to the coop and she is feasting on all the treats i used yesterday to try to get her to eat, 12:00 p.m. she is now moving around occasionally, i gave her yogurt, she is walking ok, but i can tell she still can't run. also i can tell she is getting better because she is now annoyed with me holding her. and she's also just making some normal noises.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  5. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats great, she might have just hurt her leg jumping down from the roost or ????? :)
     
  6. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im thinking that is how she hurt the leg.
     
  7. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Not UNcommon at all......hope she is feeling back to normal......:fl
     
  8. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is getting normal. she jumped on our perch last night. and so far today i haven't been able to tell her apart from the rest.
     
  9. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    :yesss: :thumbsup :weee :clap :ya :yiipchick
     

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