Injured leg - cannot stand

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by albert7777, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. albert7777

    albert7777 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 2 month old chicken kicked over a small food plate and after that it lay down and tried to move but fell again. There’s no evidence of broken bones although her elbow looks a bit red. Squeezing parts of her legs doesn’t make him agitated and he does not scream in pain. What should I do?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You could try isolating her for a few days in a relatively small space (a bathtub with old towels?) to see if resting the limb corrects the problem.
     
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    albert7777 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have isolated him in a small plastic box with very fine shredded paper. Is this suitable?
     
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    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Sure, I hope he improves.

    You did type "her" in your first post, though.
     

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