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Really broken leg!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bigmama87, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. bigmama87

    bigmama87 New Egg

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    We got a new rooster last night and today when I got home from work I went to check on him and saw he got out of his pen. Well he seemed fine walking around the horse pasture, scratching away. BUT another rooster who is in a coop with his wifey must have tried to fight new rooster through the wire and now has a broken leg. His leg is broke somewhere up high. Around the point where his feathers start I think. His leg is completely limp, cold and hard. What should we do????
     
  2. bigmama87

    bigmama87 New Egg

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    Oh and I was going to say that as of right now he's seems in good spirits. He's crowing and eating. And his wifey is keeping him company on the ground instead of roosting.
     
  3. maxsgoldens

    maxsgoldens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are sure its broken. If it is completely limp squeeze the tendon at the back of his leg, about 2 cms up from his back toe. If he does not kick his leg forward he probably has a slipped tendon
     
  4. bigmama87

    bigmama87 New Egg

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    Okay, I squeezed and nothing happened. Also, it seems that the leg does have a bit of warmth do it now.
     
  5. maxsgoldens

    maxsgoldens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds more like a slipped tendon then. I'm not sure how to fix it but I have had a hen with a slipped tendon for two years and she still lays and joins in with the flock etc
     

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