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Injured Bantam

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dieseldog, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Dieseldog

    Dieseldog Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 15, 2014
    Western Massachusetts
    My 5 month old Mille Fleur bantam hen is hurt. My best guess is that one of my Orpington hens jumped off her roost and landed on her. When she tries to walk, she lifts her leg real high. Both legs seem to go out to the side. We looked for swelling and felt for a disconnected tendon but felt no problem. She is eating and drinking but does not move around much at all. We brought her into the house and is in a dog kennel. Hope we can save this cutie.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Were your birds vaccinated for Marek's disease ?
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains

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