Our Solution For A Chick With 2 Bad Legs- The Hanging Sling!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kysilkies, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatcha think? She hasn't flailed around at all since putting her in it!...Not sure how long term a solution it is but we'll see, at least she's comfy!

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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Just make sure you give her a break from it to allow for circulation to her underside touching the sling! No pressure sores....
    I've never had a chicken with this problem, though.
     
  3. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How often do you think she would take her out of it?...Would putting some spongy material under her help?...The sling is a sock...
     
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  4. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that is really cute! I don't know about sores..... I guess you could just check it a couple times a day for now and see if you see any redness or feathers wearing away. What are her legs doing under her? Just out to the side? I am still confused as to what her legs are doing.
    Could you do a video of how she is in the sling?
    Anyways, good luck! Rooting for you!
     
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  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done that sling once, and the chick actually ENJOYED it after a awhile and really started to fill out. Though, she got so much stronger that she wouldn't stay in it all day and I had to go to work during the day, so believe it or not, I rehomed her to someone who was willing to try and rehabilitate her.
    She did start to get sores on her bottom from her poop, so I had to kind of make a hatch so she could poop easily
    Are we all nuts?
     
  6. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a video of her in her sling:

     
  7. jen5680

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    You can also put them in a small cup that keeps the legs from spreading to far apart.
     
  8. zowieyellowflame

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    Pretty cute!
     
  9. artsyrobin

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    Thanks so much for posting this, i have been wracking my brain trying to come up with a solution for my guinea chick who was treated right away for a twisted hip- so i need to do something to help him heal
     
  10. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far so great, she's very happy with the rig!
     

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