Wednesday, 22 August 2018

How to Heal a Broken Leg In Poultry

If your chicken, duck or goose has broken its leg, then you may want to try to heal it yourself IF the bone is still aligned.

What You Need

  • Popsicle Sticks (or similar, hard stick)
  • Cotton roll 
  • Vet wrap 

What to Do 

step 1 

First, you need to make sure that the bones are in the correct place to heal without a vet doing it.  If the bone isn't, you will need to get a vet to see the bird and re-align it.  

Step 2 

Holding the leg straight, wrap the leg with a layer or two of cotton wool to add some cushion.  Then you will want to wrap each popsicle stick with cotton wool to protect the bird's leg.  

Step 3

Hold the popsicle sticks in place, parallel with the leg, with one on the outside of the leg and the other one at the back of the leg.  Now you can apply vet wrap around the whole thing.  

Step 4 

Contain your chicken in a small cage for a week or two to avoid excess movement.  After the cage rest, you can slowly start to let them out for longer amounts of time.  


I am not any type of animal expert but instead only an animal lover who wants to share her tips.  Please consult relevant animal specialists and do not only take my advice.

 The Rider's Pets


1 comment:

  1. i have a baby chick and the leg is broken can that methode can still work



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