Sunday, March 3, 2013

Share A Tip or Ask ? - Fixing Broken Leg - Sneezing

Please Share Tips or Ask ? Unrelated to Current Posts.

Anonymous shared this tip: "In addition to feeding BioDecken Novafood dry, I also make up cous cous with poppy seed and little olive oil. The liquid I add to the cous cous is BioDecken Multi-vitamin and BioDecken Immune Support made up 10 ml of each to a liter of water. Parents are enthusiastically feeding this along with the Novafood to their chicks."

I made this up and the birds did eat and feed it well. Then I tried using this with the cooked quinoa and CeDe nestling food and they also like to eat and feed it too.

Monday
Question: I have a newly fledged chick with a broken leg. I made a splint by cutting the tip off of a small pipette. Then I cut a slit in it lengthwise. How long do you suggest I leave the splint on? Its been 24hrs and the chick is now using the leg, but the foot is still a little swelled and not gripping well.

Answer: The best person I know for fixing breaks is Debbie Eaton so I have ask her to respond to this question.
Debbie writes: The best method to repair a broken leg is a 'sandwich bandage' made from several layers of either paper bandage tape / or bandaid-tape. You make about 2 layers of the tape, position the leg and lay the tape flat-open on one side. Then you simply lay on the top (ie the sandwich) another layer of the tape. Then you squeeze the tape firmly shut until you have formed the tape to the leg in position. Then trim the edges to make the bandage of a size where the bird is not hindered by the tape sandwich. Using hard items often creates a break in the skin or cuts off circulation. The tape has 'give' to it and no hard edges that would aggravate the circulation etc. I have used this many times, as it was taught to me by a veterinarian. It has worked on compound fractures as well, although they can be tricky to keep the bird from losing it's leg if the blood vessels are severed with the break.
The normal time for a broken leg bone to heal is approximately 10 days.

Wednesday

Questions: Coop ask, Do you have any comment on why my canary's are sneezing? When they sneeze there maybe a little bit of spray, but nothing serious. Should I be concerned and what should be done?

Answer: Disinfectants used to clean enclosures and food dishes, aerosol products such as perfumes and cleaning agents, cigarette/cigar smoke and various fumes can cause irritation of the respiratory tract and sneezing. First, eliminate any such irritants. Failure to do so sets up good conditions for secondary infection. I would also treat with Dr.Rob Marshall's KD Powder as it often takes care of simple infections.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a newly fledged chick with a broken leg. I made a splint by cutting the tip off of a small pipette. Then I cut a slit in it lengthwise. How long do you suggest I leave the splint on? Its been 24hrs and the chick is now using the leg, but the foot is still a little swelled and not gripping well.

Evon in WI said...

What is the advantage to adding poppy seed to the coscous mixture?

Do you recommend feeding spinach to canaries?

Anonymous said...

The best method to repair a broken leg is a 'sandwich bandage' made from several layers of either paper bandage tape / or bandaid-tape. You make about 2 layers of the tape, position the leg and lay the tape flat-open on one side. Then you simply lay on the top (ie the sandwich) another layer of the tape. Then you squeeze the tape firmly shut until you have formed the tape to the leg in position. Then trim the edges to make the bandage of a size where the bird is not hindered by the tape sandwich. Using hard items often creates a break in the skin or cuts off circulation. The tape has 'give' to it and no hard edges that would aggravate the circulation etc. I have used this many times, as it was taught to me by a veterinarian. It has worked on compound fractures as well, although they can be tricky to keep the bird from losing it's leg if the blood vessels are severed with the break.

I will try to find a picture.
Deb

Anonymous said...

PS The normal time for a broken leg bone to heal is approximately 10 days.

Mohammad Ghasemi said...

hello
I add purselane seed to my soft food. It enhance digestive performance specially in chicks. you will recognize the difference in chicks faeces. for example soft faeces or nutritional induced diarrhea are cured and turn to normal.
both purselane seeds and purselane plant have beneficial effect on digestion. so you can add this seed to any thing which is hard to digest. I also add purselane seed to a handmade powder.

Mohammad Ghasemi said...

hello
I need help with my chicks.
3 out of 20 chickens are puffed up.
they have about 4 to 5 mounts and are in an 1*1*2 meter aviary.
they don't have access to their faeces so they barely can eat their stools.
their feather quality is excellent and there isn't any systemic infection symptoms like swollen eyes or nasal discharge. they actually don't have distinct alimentary infection because the color of intestine above their vent is normal. The faeces are normal in color and shape.
I preferred not to use any antibiotic before asking your consultation.
I really appreciate you and your beautiful blog.
thanks a lot