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Old Sep 11th 2017, 11:21 AM   #1
  Sep 2017
Fawn with Broken Leg

I am new to deer farming this year and I would like to thank everyone on here that is active. I have found lots of good information to help me with dealing with my fawns.
3 weeks ago I had a doe fawn break her back leg between the hip and knee. I was devastated and had no idea what to do. After scouring through these forums I found several posts that talked about broken legs and most of them said to leave it be and it would heal it's self. I was very skeptical of this method however I did it. After 3 weeks from the break she has now started to put weight on it and other then a slight bump on the leg she is very healthy.
Thank you to everyone on here for all your help and knowledge for those of us that are new to the industry.
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Old Sep 12th 2017, 04:21 AM   #2
  Apr 2017
  Linden, AL
I have heard to leave them alone as well. However we did have a week old fawn break his leg this year. I was able to catch him ,and I took him to the vet. They wrapped his leg and he has been a bottle baby since then. he is 9 weeks old tomorrow. After 2 weeks they took the wrap off but told us to keep him alone so he won't run with the other deer. His leg is almost like it's double jointed now, but he is full speed now.
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Old Sep 12th 2017, 08:06 AM   #3
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  Jan 2013
  Cando, ND
just leave them alone. most of the time trying to fix it does more harm than good they will heal up on their own
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