Quail chick with broken leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Prettiest Frog, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Prettiest Frog

    Prettiest Frog Cooped Up

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    I have a quail chick who decided to leap out of my husband's hand when he was being admired. The fall seems to have broken or at least sprained his leg, as he won't put weight on it now. Otherwise, he gets around just fine on one leg, hopping about.

    Suggestions? Or just leave him be? Don't want to cull him, as he's otherwise a good, healthy, very attractive chick.
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    You might try vet wrap. I wouldn't wrap the knee cap or he will not be able to use the leg at all.
     

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