Injured Leg (please help!)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lyndatu, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chick's leg got injured! It has a small gash above the knee. What should I do? Please help!
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Clean it well and wrap it lightly with a clean bandage.
     
  3. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, kstaven! Should I apply some kind of medicine on it? Should I isolate her? Thanks in advance!
     
  4. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A warm salt water solution is the best for cleaning. 1/4 teaspoon of salt in 4 cups of water. I would isolate from the rest.

    Is it bleeding badly?
     
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you have a product like polysporin available to you then use a little on the cut before you bandage it. If you have good adhesive tape put a layer over the bandage. Even young chicks are very good a picking bandages off.
     
  6. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It isn't bleeding, but she has a hard time sitting down. Thanks for your help. It's probably my fault because I forced her to roost but she was shaking because she isn't ready yet.....I'm sorry, little chick! [​IMG]
     
  7. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds like she will be limping for a few days. Many chicks take weeks before they ever attempt to start roosting. Until them they just huddle in the brooder shavings.
     

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