Young guinea with either a broken leg at the hock or its dislocated

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CarolWIchookck, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. CarolWIchookck

    CarolWIchookck In the Brooder

    Sep 30, 2013
    I went to the Portage show and sale and came home with two guinea hens (girls)...
    I took them out of their box and I think one dislocated her hock, there was a slot in the bottom of the box and it was in a dog carrier in the back of my friends truck so I think her leg slipped out and she broke her big toe and hopefully just dislocated the joint.

    Is there any hope?? she does okay with it.. but I wonder if I can set it? try to put it back in.. or just put her down?
    She is young so I am hoping..
  2. Angela Gazey

    Angela Gazey Hatching

    May 30, 2013
    Western Australia
    If it is a dislocation you might be able to put it back in - provided it happened recently. I had a rooster which had a dislocated leg and managed to put it back in and taped it for about three weeks for stabilisation and it was fine :). If you do tape you need to be careful with the swelling.

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