*MY CHICKEN HAS BROKEN HER LEG ABOVE HER "KNEE/ELBOW" JOINT ......ALL OPINIONS WELCOME !*

asbtjb

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Hi,

My hen has broken her leg above the elbow/knee joint - she's putting no weight on it but is calm and content in a cage with food and water and a straw bed with her friends around . I'm so grateful to receive any advice on how to help her more.

Thank you in advance !
 

Eggcessive

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Welcome to BYC. Do you see swelling, displacement of bones, or bruising where the leg is broken? Splinting may help, and sometimes a chicken sling or chair can be used to keep them upright, but off their feet. It can take 3 or more weeks for a broken bone to heal. A vet could Xray the bone to make sure it is in good alignment. Let us know how she gets along.
 

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