Pullet with injured leg - what to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tk2, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. tk2

    tk2 New Egg

    Jun 15, 2011
    One of my 11 week old pullets has some type of leg injury. She is very reluctant to put any weight on it and would rather just sit. No visible damage and I have no idea what happened. Should I confine her for a few days? If it was broken would I be able to tell somehow? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    pittsburgh, PA
    my advice would be to seperate her some how, watch her for a few days and see if it gets better. make sure she is getting enough food and water and keep her comfortable... stay posted
    (if i have time i might do some research for you)
    hope she feels better!
    and good luck to you!
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  3. Carli

    Carli Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2010
    Giving you a bump because I have the same issue right now. Mine is separated now so we'll see if she heals.
  4. Sadiew

    Sadiew Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    I had same problem and had seperated her for a few days rest but no improvement, like you could not see any damage at all in leg. so yesterday even though its not the done thing here to take hens to vet I did and it turns out she has damaged the bones in hip area and best solution is to send her to specialist for surgery which is just not an option, but vet did say alternative and worth a try is to keep her in a small box to limit movement and to ensure she eats and drinks well and possible rest for 6weeks or so may help it heal herself enoughs to cope so that is what I am trying now, she is enjoying being at home with me and watching TV [​IMG] Any other ideas much appreciated, thanks.

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