What should I do???HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kyliesmommax5, May 17, 2009.

  1. kyliesmommax5

    kyliesmommax5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I have a BO rooster that is 4 wks old, almost 5. And when I went out to feed today and let them out, I noticed that he has a broken leg! (at least I think that its broken). What do you think that I should do with it? He can still walk(for now). Is there any way I can fix it? Should I cull him? I was planning on keeping him as my roo but now hell prolly be a meat bird(if he lives that long). So what do ya think??
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  2. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you could make a splint with popsicle sticks maybe?
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Splint it and seperate him to a smal area where he will not do much walking.
     
  4. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he can walk its probably not an injury but a deformity. Last year I had a buff cochin banty with its leg stuck out to the side and he could walk. He would stumble some what but he was happy. If the leg will bend right try and splint it to see if you can fix the problem and good luck [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Could be a slipped tendon. Had a BR cockerel develop one at about four weeks old. Didn't try to fix it, just culled the little guy.
     
  6. kyliesmommax5

    kyliesmommax5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:No it isnt a deformity. I would have noticed before, They were in the house up until 2 weeks ago...
     
  7. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think those things can develop. I didnt notice the bad leg on mine, for a few weeks, either. So I figure it just developed over time because of genetics or something [​IMG] But if its broken the bird would not be able to walk.
     
  8. kyliesmommax5

    kyliesmommax5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I guess I didnt know that they could develop deformities. Guess that might be it...I donno...Thanks
     
  9. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd cull him
     
  10. kyliesmommax5

    kyliesmommax5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thats what my hubby wants to do. But I would like to give the lil guy a chance if I can.
     

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