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my silkie chicks leg is broke what can i do for it

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenfarmer17, May 6, 2011.

  1. chickenfarmer17

    chickenfarmer17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2011
    Preston County WV
    here is where it is broken not a great pic but if u look close you can see it bulging in the middle
    here is how it holds it out
    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  2. chickenfarmer17

    chickenfarmer17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2011
    Preston County WV
    thanks in advance
  3. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    newport news va
  4. KansasBoy

    KansasBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    That sucks, sorry hope there's something that can be done... I'm going to keep an eye on this just incase I ever have to deal with this!
  5. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2009
    Central PA
    chickenfarmer17 - I'm sorry about your chick's broken leg. I don't have any first hand experience with this, but here is a link I keep on hand that gives information on treating foot and leg problems in chickens. Although it doesn't directly address broken legs, it does give information about pain killers, and treatments for other conditions that might help you. I wonder if the "hock cushion" (1/2 way down the page) might be appropriate. I hope you find something in here that helps. Also, until someone who has experience with this comes along to give you specific advice, you can try searching this site. I am sure you can find information on this site that will help. I would help you look but I need to be somewhere shortly and will be logging off. Good luck to you! https://sites.google.com/a/larsencreek.com/chicken-orthopedics/leg-braces

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