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Injured chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickengirl47, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two of my Silkie chicks were killed this morning and another is injured and limping, is there anything I can do to help him? He has no wound, and lays down a lot. And I don't want to shoot him.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You can try, many on here do. It sounds like he may have internal injuries. He may not do well at all -- or he may mostly be in shock, maybe with a strained or sprained leg, and do fine. Many here would bring him in the house for rest and protection. If he will eat and drink within a day or so, that's a very good sign. Do understand you might end up with a "special needs," crippled chicken, though. If a bone is broken, it will likely not heal normally.
     
  3. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He walks crossed legged.
     
  4. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks flockwatcher!

    My brother was planning on showing him when he got older, so I hope its not bad.
     

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