Not sure where/how she's hurt.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by The Kibble Goddess, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. The Kibble Goddess

    The Kibble Goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Augh! Neighbor's dog got one of my hens. Silver Laced Wyandotte, about a year old, good health otherwise. No blood or puncture wounds that I could find, just a lot of feathers missing on each side under her wings. But she's limping on one leg. After the dog dropped her I put her in the coop as she was in a light shock. She just came out wanting to eat but that leg won't hold her up. She hops, lays down, pecks around, gets up and does it again. It doesn't seem to be broken and when she puts it down, the toes are in the correct position. It seems to be fine till she puts her weight on it, then it gives way. Any ideas what's wrong and how to care for her?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Let her rest and treat her for shock. She will either snap out of it or not. Leg injuries can't be treated if you have no idea what's going on. I would do a complete body check and let her rest somewhere warm for the day. In a dog attack you must check carefully for punctures. They can be hard to see.
     

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