Possible leg injury?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kemclaughlin, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday we were discussing the inadvisability of leaving an empty bucket in the chicken run. You know what else you should never leave in a chicken run?? A roll of chicken wire!!!! I would love to blame it all on my husband, but I should have said something because I knew it was dangerous.

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    In spite of how it looks, she does not seem to have any puncture wounds. I will of course continue to check her out. However, once I freed her wings and one of her feet, I tried to pull her out and realized her other foot was really stuck in the wire. I did manage to get her free, but she is off balance, limping, and laying around. My 18 month old son managed to catch her. I only let him in the run with me because he can't catch them and his crying when I leave him outside is more disturbing to them then his presence inside. She has a little scratch on one foot, but no obvious injuries. Should I be worried? Should I separate her? What should I do? She is about 6 or 7 weeks old, and she is a buff orpington.
     
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    if I were her. i would have struggled and yanked and pulled and worried it until it hurt too much to do anything worse to me. then once I was freed, I would go sit down and be still until all of those worried muscles and tendons calmed down.
    Chickens are tougher than we think they are, I bet she'll be just fine.
    set her in a nice cool place and let her rest. I do not think there should be too much harassing at that age. So, I would keep her with the rest, but give her a box on it's side to sit in. Because if I felt vulnerable with a sore leg, I would not want to have to watch my back.
     
  3. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! She found a good place in some tall grass behind a waterer that she is fairly sheltered in. I will just leave her alone and continue checking on her occasionally.
     

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