Leg Injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Angus2914, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Angus2914

    Angus2914 In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2016
    North Middletown, Ky
    I have this beautiful young Light Brahma that has developed a injury to her leg, this is seemingly restricting her in her movement and getting around, what can I do with her, I hate to think the worse, what do you suggest I do going forward.
  2. coach723

    coach723 Songster

    Feb 12, 2015
    North Florida
    Not knowing more about what happened it's hard to help. But if it's an injury it could be from jumping off roosts, etc. Brahma's are heavier so more likely for these injuries.
    I would try putting her in a chicken sling (you can google for lots of examples, or search here, lots of posts) to see if that helps. It will take the weight off and let the leg rest. Just make sure she can reach food and water while in it. I'd add some electrolites and vitamins to her water. And then look at your set up for possible ways to lessen the impact on her legs. Lower roosts, more or softer bedding to land on, or anything she could have caught a foot or leg on. If she just tweaked it, it may be fine in a few days.

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