Saved from dog? Sprained/broken/dislocated

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nixmom123, Jun 15, 2019.

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    Nixmom123 In the Brooder

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    Approximately 6 week old mixed breed of light build. Our dogs broke in and killed two of our three chicks and left this one injured. S(he) is eating, drinking, passing still normally. However, will not put any weight on right leg. Foot has no tension and if you lift him the top of leg retracks but the lower leg hangs somewhat straight out. The leg moves normally when I manipulate it with no obvious breaks. Hip is in normal alignment and rotates same aa the left. Its almost like he is partially paralyzed. There are no punctures but he is obviously bruised. Also his right wing is a littl droopy, but again no obvious breaks. He does pull it into alognment with his body but not when he stands. Ive added two aspirin to a half gallon of water mixed 50/50 with Pedialyte and a B complex dissolvable. Please help. We do not have a local vet that will treat poultry and one I called recommended adding it to 20190615_193532.jpg 20190615_193526.jpg 20190615_193515.jpg the menu.
     
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    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Please do not use aspirin... otherwise you doing wonderful keep her in a quiet place shock is the worst of it after awhile offer yogurt or cottage cheese with a bit of scrambled egg add just a touch of water she will be fine
     
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    Why is the aspirin bad? Everything I read recommends it for pain and inflammation? Is it the age? I'm trying to learn on the fly here and totally understand the internet can be misleading. Is the cottage cheese and eggs better than the medicated chick feed for a convalescent bird?
     
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    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Yes it is more to their liking when feeling rough Aspirin can be fatal when they are stressed or in shock only to be given by a avian vet alright
     
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    Thank you so much. S(he)s doing better today. Attempting to stand and flapping around the crate. Enjoying cottage cheese and crumble.
     
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    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Hard as it may be you would help her to give her a few new friends birds are very social creatures give her a couple more days if you are able explore under the wings for punctures as the bird relaxes more sorry this is a bit scattered
     
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    No! Thank you. I feel awful but I'm way hetter equipped to handle mammal injuries. I grew up in a farm but we only had chickens until I was about 8. I'm thinking to maybe bind the leg to the body for a week and see how that goes. It stands and the right leg goes limp out in front. It can move the leg just not enough to stand. I held him/her this aftrrnoon with both legs tucked up in my hand. S(he) seemed very content and acted distressed once i out them down and that leg stretched out again. We have picked up three new birds but they are a few weeks older. The plan is to keep this babe in the house for a week and then move it to the run inside the dog crate to introduce them. S(he) isnt mobile enough for the coop and run yet and its been really hot and muggy so i am hiping the temp control inside alleviates one more stress.
     
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    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Actually I would leave it loose give it even up to till another day before you try to think you have a good idea introducing them.. did you think I wanted you to let her die heavens no by no means your doing wonderful
     
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    We have her at the vet. We were lucky and found a new local one with 25 office visit and 80 for xrays. She thinks it may be disclocated and is xraying now. I'll keep everyone posted.
     
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    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Oh very nice possibly they can put it back in place then
     
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