Danni, the chicken with the broken leg, again, has been diagnosed. Her right tibia bone has a compound fracture right at the joint where it joins into the hip. You can feel a sharp edge of the broken tibia bone through the skin. It makes use of her right leg impossible. After studying her and listening to her, and spending A LOT of time with her, it was determined she is in a lot of pain. She doesn't show pain much. She may make a slight little noise when she hurts. But you mostly notice pain in her eyes. And she will not eat or drink when she's hurting.
She has been put on aspirin water for the pain. Physical therapy has stopped for now.
Here she was this morning. She was hurting this morning and didn't want to eat much. You can see from her eyes that she doesn't look happy. And she's staying all balled up.
She enjoys being around the other chickens, so I propped her up in front of the window in her coop so she could see the other birds.
This chart shows the location where her leg is broken.
Here a friend is visiting through the screen. The friend is a white with black spots Araucana mix pullet. Actually, this bird is a grand-daughter of our primary rooster, Muffin. We haven't yet named her.
Here Lucy is visiting poor Danni. Danni's not really interested in visitors today.
Here was Danni's standard food: chicken food, wheat, and scratch corn.
And here was Danni's breakfast treats this morning: corn, broccoli, spinach, peas, and oatmeal. She ate a little bit of each, but not much.
Poor Danni hen.