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  1. J

    Leg issue or egg blocked?

    Yesterday I found Saffy, my 7 month old Easter-egger, on the ground next to a deflated soft egg. She didn't join her sisters on the perch that night, But did jump into the second story box. Today she is still on the ground unable to walk. She crawls to the fresh water and food I put closer to...
  2. C

    Injured duck

    We have a duck with lameness after getting caught in a rope. We have metacam and Rimadyl at home. Which is the go to and dosing? I’m currently Covid positive so I can’t bring her into her vet for X-rays so I’m trying to make her comfortable until I can but I feel horrible for her
  3. C

    Lame baby chick

    I’ve got a Dominique/silkie with a lame left foot. I believe he is a rooster, about 5 weeks old. He’s very active and strong otherwise, seems healthy. They are housed in a coop, closed off from the big birds for now. I’m feeding them organic chick starter. The have pine shavings in their coop...
  4. S

    Could this Lameness be staph arthritis? Please help

    originally thought our wonderful 10 yo rooster had scaly leg mites, with some lameness as his scales looked raised a bit. We initially treated the entire flock per instructions of DVM Michael Darre, head of small poultry enterprise management at UConn We soaked legs in gasoline, then slathered...
  5. Please help identify lameness issue

    Please help identify lameness issue

    I originally thought our wonderful 10 yo rooster had scaly leg mites, with some lameness as his scales looked raised a bit. We initially treated the entire flock per instructions of DVM Michael Darre, head of small poultry enterprise management at UConn We soaked legs in gasoline, then slathered...
  6. S

    Lameness issue please help

    My favorite rooster is about 7 years old, a wonderful gallant fella who takes great care of his hens. About 2 months ago we noticed him occasionally stumbling and his legs looked a bit scaly perhaps although not like any pictures. He does NOT have any evidence of bumblefoot, which we are...
  7. dansarahmartinez

    Chick with lame leg?

    We got new chicks from our local feed store on Saturday. They were delayed 24hrs in delivery. One seems to have a leg with no strength. The bottom of the foot pad is like a small ball and the knee joint seems a little swollen. It hops/flops around but only if forced to. Otherwise it just...
  8. Dee the Feather

    Lame Rooster

    Hi all, I have followed a few threads on this topic... my wonderful black orpington rooster has gone suddenly lame over 3 days mainly in the right leg; he spends more time sensibly sitting down on a roost to take the weight off. Seems otherwise OK, eating, drinking, managing to give the others...
  9. debikm

    Ten month old hen has weird gait

    One of my barred rock pullets I got back in February was completely normal until a month or so back when I saw her walking lame on her right foot. I caught her, it looked like early bumblefoot (small scab on the sole of her foot, with a soft spot). I found no wounds or pain anywhere in either...
  10. johnsonfarm

    Lame dove with other issues...

    I have a young dove (6 months) that is limping badly on one leg, it is slightly swollen, but no visible injury. I don't see any string or hairs wrapped around it either. I did some google searching and read that salmonellosis can cause lameness? I ordered some Medpet 4 in 1 powder hoping that...
  11. Ashleegilbert

    Lame chicken

    My moms hen is refusing to use her legs. We assumed she was egg bound, soaked her and she did lay a soft shell egg. But she hasn’t improved since, she’s eating and she will drag herself around but still won’t walk. She’s separated from the flock in the house, getting 3 warm soaks a day, being...
  12. Fennel

    Two lame ducks

    We have probably 30 Muscovey ducks in our farm pond. We've had one of the young females go lame a few weeks ago, just sits around, won't walk. She will eat/drink if you put it in front of her. She's had a few blood blisters come up on her feet, that I've drained. I put her in the backyard...
  13. C

    lame hen

    Hi I am new to chickens. This hen (1 of 5) is a mixed breed, about 6 months old. About a week ago she stated looking lethargic, not staying with the flock. Yesterday I discovered her in the coop, unable to move her legs. She is warm and alert, eating and drinking, normal stool. Feed is a mixed...
  14. Chr2241130

    Lame chicken with head retracted and puffed feathers

    I have an OEGB that has been less active/ alert the past 2 days. Today she is staying in one spot for the most part, her head is pulled in and she keeps closing her eyes. She doesn't show any trouble breathing (yet). She hasn't been eating much either. I am unsure what I should do. :/
  15. onyx2011

    Suddenly Lame Rooster

    On 5/5, I returned from being out of the country for 10 days as I studied abroad! It was a fun time but I was excited to be back and to be honest, I was getting concerned as I'm the main chicken lady at home and was worried about my flock! They were all sleeping peacefully when I returned home...
  16. RoosterDoo

    Lame Rooster

    Alright, I have a dilemma. I have a rooster. He is about one year old, and in the past couple weeks has gone from a slight limp to full on can’t put weight down. He just hobbles around on one leg, while the other he lifts and swings out in front of him, even when just standing there. The...
  17. T

    16 WEEK OLD HEN NOT STANDING ON ONE LEG

    We let our 16 week old hens free range today and one of our Easter Egger hens is now not standing on one of her legs. She tries to use it when she walks and gets around but, mostly sits around. I picked her up and felt her bones. Nothing obviously broken, no bumble foot, no blood, no missing...
  18. RIRobin

    Lame hen

    One of our 18 month old Welsummer hens has gotten lame. She stopped roosting a couple of weeks ago but I didn't think much of it because she's always been a little bit of an oddball, but I noticed in the last couple of days she hasn't been walking well. We have 16 chickens and the rest seem...
  19. Jole

    Mystery illness/injury

    I am caring for my daughter's 5 month old hen as I have nursed many back to health. This time is a bit of a mystery. She has been dragging her right leg for two weeks. It feels like she has no muscle/fat on that thigh compared to the other. Her poo is completely normal and no respiratory issues...
  20. Ducktown

    Duckling has one foot lame

    Here's the thing. Yesterday a duckling hatched that was having issues standing and walking. As it was completely exhausted, I kept it warm and allowed it to rest. This morning, it's full of energy and I've seen that one of his leg is lame. His foot is curled beneath it's belly and he hardly...
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