Question Concerning Broken Leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by usschicago1, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Ok So my grandfarther got this beautiful Show rooster that him and I had lots of breeding plans for. (Just getting into breeding :) ). About 3 weeks ago it broke his leg. My papa was gonna kill it. NO haha no your not...and we made a cast (after putting the bone back *ithink* and he was doing the same (limping badly ) for about 3 weeks now. about 5 days ago he called me and said it was so bad he thinks its gonna die. So he took of the cast and it is starting to put a little weight on its leg.
    My Question: Its Comb is extremly Pale. Like a broody's hen. Is this the pain he's going through? When will he stop limping? If he heals we wanted to give him his own coop with 3 SQ black hens...... [​IMG] Thoughts comments and expert advice needed. (;

    Also could you look at my other ? and post thoughts...
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would have kept it splinted a couple more weeks. The pale comb could be weak heart or anemia; he may not be eating as well since the break. It will probably heal but may not be the same as before the break, and he may always limp. Needs some more time, and some extra protein and calcium.
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:Thanks, he's getting extra calcuim, now what about protein wheres that come from?
     
  4. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cat food, tuna, salmon, eggs are all high in protein. He'd likely benefit from vitamins like poly-vi-sol WITHOUT iron. Add tums to his water for a calcium boost.

    Are you near a vet school? I would think an x-ray of that leg would be in order.

    We once had a cow who broke a back leg. Although she limped ever after she also bore several big strong calves.

    Best of luck to you and your boy.

    Jenny
     
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    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:Thank You Miss Jenny ! Your a Lifesaver (maybe literally)
    Now should i stop giving him the propel water?
     
  6. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    We've got a goose who broke her leg. It took her a few weeks to really start moving again but we made sure she had plenty of high protein food and yogurt and she is fine. She walks funny but I had to catch her just yesterday and let me tell you she runs just fine.
    Good luck!
     

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