Possible broken chick leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amychicky, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. amychicky

    amychicky In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2014
    One of my baby chicks I think has a broken leg. My 2 yr old son accidentally tripped, he was not holding her, but his hand fell on the chicks leg. My oldest daughter was seeing the chick first time and had her out feeding her. We won't be letting them out anymore!! The leg turned purple and bled a tiny bit but she doesn't seem to be wanting to walk on it. The color is better, seems to hobble around some. I have been giving her food and water, should she stay in with the other chicks to snuggle? She doesn't seem to be getting stepped on but is in the huddle. What can I do?? Anything?? I feel so bad that she got hurt!
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

    Apr 3, 2014
    I'd make a little splint with bandage wrap and a little stick and wrap it up as straight as possible.
  3. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Songster

    May 12, 2014
    Cornwall in the UK
    The others may peck if its red or purple
    They attack and peck red because they can see that colour
    Try it in with the others while you can watch it
    Splint sounds good
    I just used thin foam on my chick with surgical tape

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