Splinted a broken leg - how long do I leave it splinted?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hlyndes, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. hlyndes

    hlyndes Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a teenager that has a broken leg. We splinted it using popsicle stick and medical tape - my son really enjoyed eating the popsicle! After a couple of days, the checken really started getting around better. It didn't have very much of my attention, as we were affected by the hurricane, but I have been checking in on it and it is getting around. Definate improved mobility with the splint. My question is: How long should I leave it splinted?

    Thanks! Heather
     
  2. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
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    I dont know for sure. I guess it would depend on how broken and where it is broken. I would recommend leaving it on for 2-3 weeks minimum if the chicken is getting around with no problem. The longer the better. I would recommend also giving some kind of vitamins, whether you use avia charge2000 in the water or poly vi sol infant vitamins. I would definately do one or the other. Best of luck. I wish I had a definate answer for you but I am not a vet.
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    at least three weeks (then depending on the healing) you might change to a softer support for two or three more weeks... keep him separated and movement limited tho for the first three weeks.
     
  4. hlyndes

    hlyndes Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both!
     

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