Please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken-mommy, May 1, 2017.

  1. chicken-mommy

    chicken-mommy New Egg

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    My dog caught one of our five-week-old chicks and bit it hard. It seems generally okay after I've been nursing it all day. The only problem is its right leg. :( That side of the chick got bitten the worst and it seems like he can't use his foot at all. His actual leg seems normal when I compare it to the other one, but he can't seem to stand at all, and when I put him down he puts all his weight on his left side, like in the picture. What should I do? Please please help.


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  2. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any punched wound?
     
  3. CityKidChickens

    CityKidChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    What i did when my chicken hurtt it's leg what i got some popsicle sticks and cut hem, i then tsped them around the chicks leg and made a homeade splint. It works really well. i also reccomend putting an antibacterial thing on it. This is what I have found is the best.
    https://shop.familyfarmandhome.com/products/blue-kote-aerosol-5oz-14592.html
    Just spray some on the wound before you splint it.
     
  4. chicken-mommy

    chicken-mommy New Egg

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    No puncture, no blood. Just a leg that doesn't work. :/
     
  5. chicken-mommy

    chicken-mommy New Egg

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    Thank you!!
     
  6. chicken-mommy

    chicken-mommy New Egg

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    Thank you!
     
  7. CityKidChickens

    CityKidChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    No problem
     

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