Rooster caused hen nurve damage or it could be a broken leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AdrieeC, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. AdrieeC

    AdrieeC Pink Roses Farm

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    I am so frustrated with my chickens...they keep getting into accidents!

    While dh was outside working in the yard he saw our rooster run up and mount one of the hens. She protested loudly and tried to get away but was not able to. I guess DH was not able to stop the encounter in time... The chicken is otherwise fine. She does not seem to be in any pain at all. Eating and drinking. Her right leg is completely limp and dangley and doesn't respond to any stimulation. She's not able to move around well. the non-feathered portion of her leg is separated from the feathered portion.

    I have her inside right now, hanging out with my other injured chicken.

    Is there anything I should be worried about in terms of the chickens health and the condition of the leg...would it rot off or something?

    With 4 dogs and a cat it is not very practical to have a house chicken... My injured chickens are confined to cages in the bathroom...And I am pretty sure that life would suck for her. I am going to propose a small chicken tractor for the two of them to DH, but if he says no... does anyone have any other suggestions what I can do for them?
     
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