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leg injury?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KelsiNS, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These chicks will be the death of me. Penguin has injured her leg. Right leg at the hock is red, hot, and swollen. All i can figure is she tripped on the feeder or something. Shes a 6 day old australorp (who is screaming at me as i type), so im not really sure how i should approach this (very tiny legs). She is drinking fine, and was great when i went to bed last night. Im going to give her some egg once it cools a little (protein cant hurt, right?)
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Does she show any signs of pain when you move the leg? Or, are there any strange lumps or protrusions indicating a broken bone?

    She may also have just bruised her leg on something, or sprained it. Make sure that she has food and water in easy reach, and make sure that she is getting enough to eat and drink. Give her some electroytes and probiotics, too.

    Could you post a picture?
     
  3. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pic wont post. Looks like slipped tendon? She screams if i manipulate it. Shes inhaling egg now, her appetite is great. Besides not putting weight on it and thr swelling/heat she seems fine
     
  4. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried putting it in place but im not sure what im looking for
     
  5. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning,

    I hatched an EE a couple years ago with a slipped tendon. But she hatched that way, it didn't slip after hatch like yours seems to have. Our avian specialist was unable to treat her based on the severity of the condition.

    This is the site I referred to at that time:

    https://sites.google.com/a/larsencreek.com/chicken-orthopedics/leg-braces

    I also just watched a YouTube video that says the leg should be treated within a 24-hour period:



    And another showing manipulation:



    Best of luck with your chick. Let us know how she fares!
     

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