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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Brahmas3733, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Brahmas3733

    Brahmas3733 New Egg

    Nov 9, 2015
    My Rhode Island hen was attacked about 5 months ago and broke her leg! The skin was ripped off her leg but healed nicely and she could get around well! However, she was doing fine until this morning all of a sudden she could not mover her other leg... Her broken leg swelled up really big and cannot move either of her legs! PLEASE HELP SHE MEANS ALOT TO ME !!!!!!
  2. SilkieNation

    SilkieNation Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2007
    Rhode Island
    I'd get her some antibiotics.
  3. southernhens15

    southernhens15 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 8, 2015
    I'd get her some antibiotics. They make a tetracycline powder that goes in the water. Also keep her in a small confined area where she won't feel the need to walk around, make sure you have plenty of bedding in there to make it as comfortable as possible! Keeping her calm and confind will help her rest the leg. Hope this helps your girl! God bless!

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