Leg hanging with no response or feeling.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mommy Melly, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Mommy Melly

    Mommy Melly New Egg

    Jul 5, 2011
    I posted yesterday. My silkie rooster was injured while protecting a hen from an Eagle. We thought his leg was broken but....

    He is standing (sort of) on one leg and has no feeling or response on the other. It is dragging behind him...if he was walking.

    He is confined to a box in our kitchen and can't stay standing for long on the good leg. He was attacked on Wednesday.... Is there anything we can do for him? The limb is dead so to speak.

    Thanks for all your years of wisdom!

    Langley, BC
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.

    Is the leg warm or cold? Compare the temp and color to the other. If they are the same then the leg is getting circulation and not dead. Then feel the joints of the knee and hip on each side. Is there a difference? If so then you probably have a dislocation. Can he grasp you finger with his foot?

    My roo seemed unable to move his leg after a sprain but fully recovered.

    Twist a towel and make a circle with it to create a nest he can sit on inside of the box.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011

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