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Please help got a 6 week chick with disclocated leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lovechickens23, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. lovechickens23

    lovechickens23 Songster 5 Years

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    Please help my chick been to the vet, the vet did nothing she is a bird vet, she did nothing she did say she got disclocated leg, she cant walk just flap aournd. Its her right leg, her left leg is going out to cuz she uses it weird, I feed them chick food. She a guinea fowl hen 6 weeks old, it started when she was few days old she got stuck between bars in the cage. I tryied splinting it didnt work. Any ideays? Thank u
     

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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Crowing

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    Wow. Never seen that before. Have you tried a chicken sling to keep her immobile?

    For now, I would turn the leg into the correct position, then bend it up so that it's under her (like she's perching) and secure it against her side with a lot of wrapping. Much easier than a splint.

    @casportpony, @Eggcessive, @azygous or @TwoCrows should have some good suggestions as to what to do.
     
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    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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  4. lovechickens23

    lovechickens23 Songster 5 Years

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    Yes I did say I have tryied splinted it. And when I try to put it back her other leg kind of to the side not the leg but the hip cuz she uses that one leg to move. When I put them together she cant move there to the side. Cuz of that one leg. What do I mean agaents her side? U said put her leg under her not side ? Can y show me a pic?
     
  5. lovechickens23

    lovechickens23 Songster 5 Years

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    Sorry for miss spell its the key board and not good speller, I did say to the vet said its disclocated not deformity and I did say it started when she was little by going threw the cage bares
     
  6. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Crowing

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    Chicken sling:
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    Suggested wrap position:
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    Up against her belly, in the rest position. Not for longer than a week or so, or the muscle will atrophy greatly, but it might help the leg heal together.
     
  7. Sandstorm

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    I have an 18 week old salmon Faverolle pullet that dislocated her hip as a baby also. I took her to the vet but it was too late to pop it back into place. Since they grow so fast when they are young the time frame for being able to pop it back into the socket is very short.

    My vet told me that my pullet will live a long, normal and happy life even though her leg is dislocated and just hangs there. She will always have a limp but other then that she will be fine. She walks on the side of her good leg so her good leg looks a little twisted but my vet told me that is normal since she is using only the one leg to get around. It took her a little time to figure out how to walk but she is getting the hang of it and is active and healthy. Even with her disability she is not at the bottom of the pecking order in her flock.

    If she was mine AS LONG AS she is eating and drinking and looks healthy and active I would let her figure out how to walk with the good leg on her own. Its not a good idea to twist it or try to pop it back into the socket. Its too late for that since the bone has grown into the shape and position its in. Using the chicken sling as mentioned above for short periods of time to help take the weight off of it every now and then could be good for her depending on how she reacts to being put in it. Maybe that could help her learn to balance on the good leg better. Only if it does not stress her out though because you dont want her to freak out and hurt herself in it.

    Good luck and I hope all goes well with her.
     
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    Sandstorm Chirping

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    This is her when she was younger at about 6 weeks old. We named her scooter because how slow she walks and her sister that we got her with we named Harley (like the motorcycle) because how fast she runs lol
     

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    Sandstorm Chirping

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    This picture is from about a week ago. She doesn't put any weight on the dislocated leg at all.

    Oh also I wanted to mention When I go into the coop she follows me around. She likes to lay by me while I clean the coop and she purrs most the time I'm in there. I've never seen a chicken purr as much as she does. She is a very happy and spoiled little lady.
     

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  10. lovechickens23

    lovechickens23 Songster 5 Years

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    Thank u she is heathly I name her silver but she cant walk at all just flap how can I makw w chicken sling I nwwe pics on how to do it
     

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