My Buff Orp hurt her leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TundraChick, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She won't bear weight on it. There are no signs of infection. She looks great. I am thinking of separating her in a small dog crate and giving asprin. How much asprin and for how long? and would she be better of isolated or with the group?
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Give her a quarter of an asprin, mashed up and diluted with water via syringe. I'd keep her someplace where she will stay calm but can't move around a lot. Do you have a chicken tractor you can keep in the coop?
    Edited to add: If you can keep her in the crate without her freaking out and making it worse, do that.
     
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  3. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I put her in the crate in the coop and gave her some asprin. She seems hungry & thirst. She bout ate my hand.

    Stacy
     
  4. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    When I had an injured pullet I did keep her in a dog crate for a week so she wouldn't have to get up to get food/water, but I kept the crate in the coop so she was in familiar surroundings and at night the others were with her. The second week she still wasn't putting weight on the injured foot very much, so I kept her in the crate at night but let her have access to the coop during the day. I continued to keep her locked in until she could use the injured leg fairly well. At the end of the second week a hawk got one of the others, so no one was allowed outside the third week.
     
  5. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    If this helps: Our SLW pullet injured her leg somehow in the fall; she was limping pretty badly but no outward signs of blood or swelling or splinters, etc. It was a mystery. She healed in about a week and is totally fine now. I figure she must have landed wrong on it and sprained or bruised herself somehow.
     

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