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Rooster broke his leg? Help! Leg is floppy...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by horsepowerhaven, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. horsepowerhaven

    horsepowerhaven Out Of The Brooder

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    So last night I discovered that my rooster's leg was loose and floppy and he could not get on the roost. I felt his leg and cannot feel anything broken but he cannot walk on the leg and he doesn't seem to have any muscle control over it. What can I do?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  3. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suppose they can pull a ligament just like people can. Maybe he had some head trauma. Is he normal in every other way?
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If you're pretty sure there is a fracture there, you will need to immobilize it somehow so it will heal as one bone instead of two separated ones. Even if it doesn't heal like his former self, this is better than a moving bone. I've never done this but have read that vet wrap works pretty well, maybe with a popsicle stick type of splint if needed.
     
  5. horsepowerhaven

    horsepowerhaven Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think it is broken that I can tell. It is just flopping and he can't move it. Let me see if I can post a picture or video.
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I would use some rolled newspaper and aline his leg on it, then wrap with vet wrap. Put the leg in the best position for balance before wrapping. Keep him in a safe place with little movement.
     

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