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#1 2014-12-09 22:03:18

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
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Broken leg

Hi all,
Has anyone had to splint a broken leg? Poor girl was attacked last night. We just realized the leg was broken. She had a gash on her underside that we cleaned and super glued. She had a shot of Penicillin and I will contine for a few days.

I was going to follow these directions. http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/65923 … t_14452461
Anyone know of a better way or things to watch for?

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#2 2014-12-09 22:04:21

NaturesPace
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Re: Broken leg

That's not bumble foot just some dried blood. But she is swollen.


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#3 2014-12-10 00:00:59

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Broken leg

Oh Heidi the poor girl!!  :sad:

I read the post on BYC and it's great information.  The vetwrap is great to use as it sticks to itself.  If you can get those tongue depressors like the Dr. or vet office has they would work great for a splint.  I would see if there is anything that can be given to her for pain and inflammation as well.  I know I have used metecam on a duck before with a swollen leg, might need vets advise on that.

Hope it goes well, fingers XX

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#4 2014-12-10 00:28:31

NaturesPace
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Re: Broken leg

Thanks. We used a popcicle stick and vet wrap.love that stuff. In two weeks I guess I'll know if she will be ok. iCU=bathroom.


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#5 2014-12-10 00:49:56

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Broken leg

Ah she is in good hands =D

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#6 2014-12-10 01:19:09

NaturesPace
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Re: Broken leg

We lost another in the fox attack. (Easter egger) Our 10.5 lb rooster was missing for awhile, but he must have fought it off. He came back with a bare bum, but no cuts, feather everywhere. He is half EO and Orpington. Love him.

We had an ice storm last night and the electro fencing got weighed down allowing predator to breach. Never again!


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#7 2014-12-10 02:11:38

poplar girl
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Re: Broken leg

Wow one malfunction on your electric fence and this is the result, those preditors much just circle, circle, circle :nervous:


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#8 2014-12-10 04:01:36

NaturesPace
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Re: Broken leg

yes, it has opened my eyes to the problem. I thought we were solid, but now that this has happened, we have a 22 with a flashlight attached to kill/deter those mother........


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#9 2014-12-10 12:10:49

poplar girl
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Re: Broken leg

:gunslinger: :thumbsup:


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#10 2014-12-10 12:58:21

hollowridge
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Re: Broken leg

NaturesPace wrote:

We lost another in the fox attack. (Easter egger) Our 10.5 lb rooster was missing for awhile, but he must have fought it off. He came back with a bare bum, but no cuts, feather everywhere. He is half EO and Orpington. Love him.

We had an ice storm last night and the electro fencing got weighed down allowing predator to breach. Never again!

Can you tell me more about your electro fencing?  Is it the purpose chicken fencing?  We have an electric fence around our property that is cultivated about 1 acre or so.  We run two wires around 2 feet and 4 feet for deer off of that.  Then we have it run around our vegetable garden the same with some extra lines around the bottom for rabbit and when corn is ready we run 2 extra about 6" and a foot high for raccoons.  We also have extra ran around our chicken runs, that are about 4" and 8".  I know sounds like over kill, but have had no issues except when the ground rod gets corroded.  We are using a horse surround as the fencer. 

Sorry I ran off there, my question is how good do they work?  What are they run off of and do you use anything else as a barrier?  We thought the poultry one would be great to change around there run areas when they clean the old one out.

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#11 2014-12-11 19:45:14

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Re: Broken leg

Not sure what NaturesPace has for electric fence HollowRdige but I have some Premier Poultry Net Fence that I really like. I use it to extend my laying hen's pasture in the summer so they don't destroy their pen. Most of the time I don't even electrify it and they stay in really well as long as it's on grass. On dirt they sometimes dust bath their way under it if it's not electrified. I don't really rely on it to keep preditors away as I lock everyone up at night so not sure about that.

http://www.premier1supplies.com/poultry/species.php


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#12 2014-12-11 19:54:03

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Broken leg

If my memory serves me from NaturesPace's photos that she has posted I think it is the Electro Net Fencing.  Can totally understand as it would get weighted down with an ice storm.

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#13 2014-12-11 19:59:35

NaturesPace
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Re: Broken leg

You guys are right, we use the same kind of netting that PG linked to. It works well, but we had freezing rain and it stuck, weighing it down.


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#14 2014-12-11 20:00:43

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Broken leg

HR heavy snow will weigh it down as well.

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#15 2014-12-11 20:07:43

NaturesPace
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Re: Broken leg

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

HR heavy snow will weigh it down as well.

Yep. On our new property we are going to have a fence with hot wire along the top enclosing several acres, then the electronetting inside that.


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#16 2014-12-21 01:55:31

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Re: Broken leg

Hope all is good what we will not do for our birds, I have 2 GP and until he was restrained when construction guys were here have not lost a bird to a predator in years


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#17 2014-12-21 02:13:42

NaturesPace
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Re: Broken leg

She is still on the mend. The legs is still a little swollen and she can't put weight on it yet.


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