post broken leg....nerve damage?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tnshell, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. tnshell

    tnshell Just Hatched

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    i have a 20 wk old hen that was attacked by a dog. luckiily, she suffered only a broken leg. i took her to the vet and had the leg splinted and she lived in a coop in the house. after about 2 wks the splint was removed. the issue i am noticing is her foot seems to be croning, and she has not attempted to put weight on it as of yet....2 wks later. i have her in a separated part of the coop by herself, but she can see her friends. she had a knee break which is calloused and stable, but with very limited motion...even with flexion exercises. the dilemma i have is her quality of life....is this something that will eventually right itself with time? or should i euthanize? she is happily eating and drinking just about everything!
     
  2. chickencrazy21

    chickencrazy21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as shes eating and drinking shes fine. I have a special needs something happend to her leg and i didnt catch it in time. She drags one leg or hobbles with it balances with her wings and just drags the bad leg/foot. She lays and everything i just dont have her with general pop lol. Shes never been in pain.
     
  3. chickencrazy21

    chickencrazy21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. farmgirllvo

    farmgirllvo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She seems fine, as long as she seems happy and can move, I say keep her. As far as what is happening to her leg, I do not know, it might be nerve damage or just it needs to get stronger. I have a hen who had both her feet freeze off last winter :( but she is still running around on her stubs and seems happy, and lays eggs.
     
  5. mustang56

    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just make her as comfy as possible
    give her vitamins for bone and muscle...
     

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