leg dislocation

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lynyrd, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. lynyrd

    lynyrd Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 20, 2012
    i have a 20 week old barnvelder that got caught by the foot in chicken wire and hung struggling and seems to have dislocated her lt hip will not place any weight on that foot. local vets say they do not treat chicken legs tried to put leg back in alignment without success anyone know how to put dislocated chicken hip back in?
  2. TimBaumann

    TimBaumann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2012
    I'm really sorry for what happened to your chicken!
    I have no idea how to help you sorry but hopefully someone will!
    It makes me angry that some vets don't treat chicken! I mean what did they go to Uni for? They could at leas try to help! Hope you find a solution soon! Sorry I couldn't help! [​IMG]
  3. Sunflower

    Sunflower Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2007
    Berryton, KS
    I am so sorry to hear that! Poor thing, I am not sure what you can do at home, that seems like something a vet should have to do? Are you certain it's out of the socket? I have a big heavy hen that must have landed wrong or something because she favors a leg and limps pretty badly, at first she could hardly stand on it, but she doesn't seem in pain and gets around ok. I wish you the best with your chicken. Maybe you can just let some time pass and see if she gets better on her own.
  4. CottonGinWaste

    CottonGinWaste Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    Until you get a more definitive answer - if you haven't already done this, I strongly recommend confining her in a VERY small space (on wire for easier cleaning) to minimize repeated dysfunctional body movements and the associated trauma it causes to other joints. Might be a ligament tear vs dislocation. Good luck, wish I could help.
  5. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2008
    A dislocated hip sounds like it would be very hard to treat & painful. Do you think there is much possibility that it is ligament damage instead?

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