Need Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sadie1953, May 21, 2012.

  1. sadie1953

    sadie1953 In the Brooder

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    One of my hens Rhode Island Red, got stuck in coop, found her hanging upside down on one foot caught. Foot is swollen and she isn't walking on it. What to do? She is dragging it, nothing that I can feel is broken. Just can't stand to think she is in pain. What can I do to help her? Should I separate her from the others? Have 12 total.

    Sadie
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    If she's up to it, have her stand in some very warm epsom salt water. Most of my chickens have loved their experience with warm water. I'd let her stay in the water up to 20 minutes if she likes. I think her foot will recover. I'm certain it hurts her but trying to give her human pain meds may do more damage than good. After her soak, massage her foot, toes and ankle area gently.
     
  3. sadie1953

    sadie1953 In the Brooder

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    Oh I love my babies. First time I had chickens bu have already gotten very attached. Live in Hampton, Ga. Retired Banker. My husband thought I needed a hobby, but have found I have fell in love with these guys.
     
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    nurse_turtle Songster

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    Me too! Now let's get her spa day under way!
     
  5. sadie1953

    sadie1953 In the Brooder

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    Going to get epson salts now!!!! Will report back.

    Thank You sooo Much
     
  6. sadie1953

    sadie1953 In the Brooder

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    Okay gave a good soak plan on another tonight. She is still dragging the leg but swelling seems to have gone down alittle. Should I separate her from the others?
     
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    As long as the others aren't picking on her, I'd leave her with her flock. After her foot soak, me next!
     

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