Please help, quail with broken leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Allisonlovesnancy, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Allisonlovesnancy

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    I had one of my friends over and they were holding one of my babies, he fell from a good height and is now limping. we have called plenty of vet offices and no one will take us in because they don't know if they can legally. I don't know what to do but I hate seeing him in pain. there is no way I or anyone we know could cull him. If anyone knows if I could make a splint please let me know, I'm so frustrated and upset. Thanks
     
  2. coach723

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  3. Allisonlovesnancy

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    we didn't see a bone or anything, he is limping and doesn't seem to want to move
     
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  5. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    It could be a greenstick or capillary fracture, in which the bone is not broken all the way through or displaced. It will still need to be supported and given time to heal if you can identify the area. I don't have quail, but a form of chick chair might be helpful also, link with some examples below. You just need to supervise and make sure that it doesn't freak out or struggle and hurt itself more. It also could be simply sprained and bruised and sore, in which case time and rest should give improvement.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/versions-of-chick-chairs-please.1166308/
     
  6. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Crowing

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    Also could you have internal damage if it was dropped from a good height.
     
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  7. Allisonlovesnancy

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    He is eating and drinking fine, he is just laying next to the dishes
     
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    Eating and drinking is good. Now time will tell. Watch for any swelling, redness or heat in the leg.
     
  9. Allisonlovesnancy

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    we ended up getting an appointment at a vet office for tomorrow at 9:40 am so i will update you guys then
     
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    Glad you were able to find one, best of luck! Do let us know.
     
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