Rooster with displaced hip

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rhodiegal, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. rhodiegal

    rhodiegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 18, 2007
    North Georgia
    I went out this morning to feed and noticed my rooster could not put any pressure on his leg. It does not appear to be broken, but it seems to be coming from the hip. I think he may have jumped off his perch from overnight and landed wrong. Can they pop back into place by themselves? I could get an x-ray done, but was trying to avoid all of that. Has this happened to anyone?
     
  2. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    I haven't dealt with a displaced hip, but my rooster has limped a day or two after a "hard landing". After a couple of days, he was back to his old self.

    Can you separate your rooster for a couple of days, keep him from jumping on/off a perch? You can give him some aspirin for pain. The ratio is five 5-grain tablets per 1 gallon water, but I use 1 tablet per 1 quart water. Let him drink this instead of plain water.
     

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