please help.. im at a loss.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silkielover92, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we had a chick attacked by something.. I was at a job interview and was called and told it has a broken but it looks like it was dislocated.. when it peep it makes a sound like the party favors when they unrolled and a spot under its wing fills up.. should I just kill it or should I see if it gets better.? It can't even walk.. help! /:
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Sounds like a ruptured air sac. It might heal on its own without intervention. What was dislocated/broken?
     
  3. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't kill it yet...give the little guy a chance. Is he eating or drinking? Its his leg thats broken? Did you take it to a vet?
     
  4. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry guys.. yes his leg. And no.. I got home at 6 and I didn't wanna pay a huge vet bill for after hours.. I haven't seen if he is eating or not... it is sleeping right now.
     
  5. loganchick

    loganchick New Egg

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    Im an Orthopaedic Surgeon but not for chickens. Regarding the leg, if it is dislocated--the hip I would suspect, --animals can live well with a chronically dislocated hip with just a little limp as they get used to it. Especially in a young bird-- it should adapt to it. If it is the leg, and you can splint it, it should heal very fast given the growth rate of chicks. But this is based on general principles, having no experience with broken bones in chicks...The other problem would be more life threatening I suspect.
     
  6. curious1969

    curious1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote for giving the little fellow a chance. Chicks are very resilient and it may make a full recovery. [​IMG]
     
  7. CMV

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    Depending on the severity of the leg injury the chick may heal or adapt to it, as others have said. I think I would see how that particular injury plays out over the next couple days. The ruptured air sac is a little more pertinent. How is the chick doing this morning?
     
  8. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It didn't make it. ):
     
  9. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I am sorry for your loss.
     
  10. Christie Loves Silkies

    Christie Loves Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I'm so sorry for your loss [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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