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Turkey Chick With Broken Leg. Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CherryAdventure, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. CherryAdventure

    CherryAdventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. So, yesterday afternoon, my turkey chick got attacked by the male turkey, and I'm 99% sure it's leg is broken. It's the upper left leg, and the rest of the leg is just dangling. It can hop, but not with out falling every four hops, and it sits kind of on it's side. I'm not sure if there are any internal injuries, but I'm assuming so, as I had to run around the pen trying to get the male to drop it.

    Apart from the broken leg, it's acting fine?... I'm not sure what this means. I've never had anything like this before.

    Can I do anything about this, or am I just extending it's suffering by keeping it alive?

    Any help is greatly appreciated. x
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Sorry about your turkey... When you say upper leg, which bone do you mean?

    -Kathy
     
  3. CherryAdventure

    CherryAdventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one that sits beside his body. His thigh I guess.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Which bone as shown here:
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    -Kathy
     
  5. CherryAdventure

    CherryAdventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh. His femur then.
     
  6. casportpony

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  7. CherryAdventure

    CherryAdventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. Thank you.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    good luck!

    -kathy
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Search for "splinting chicken femur" and maybe you'll find better info. Maybe @SpeckledHills , @TwoCrows , @Eggcessive , @speckledhen , or @Chickerdoodle13 will have some suggestions?

    -Kathy
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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