10 wk pullet limping badly

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crazyforfeatheredfriends, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. crazyforfeatheredfriends

    crazyforfeatheredfriends Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, we have a 10 wk old BR pullet that we just noticed limping in the yard this morning. We have brought her into the house away from everyone else as a precaution. She has no visible signs of injury. I have felt her leg and can't tell if she has a broken leg or not. What else could be the problem? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I've dealt with a limping pullet before. We brought her in, to the screened porch actually, and isolated her in a small crate to discourage her from moving around too much. I took her out to the front yard a few times a day for a few minutes at a time.
    A few days of rest and she was fine.
    Hope yours heals just as quickly.
     
  3. FlaChickenMan

    FlaChickenMan Out Of The Brooder

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    Go to search and type in "flachickenman" and i just went through this. I isolated her (for 4 days) but she wanted to be with the others as she was the leader, so I put her cage in the coop with the rest of them. Gave her extra vits/tums(vitD)/treats. Within 10 days she was back like new. I guess she jumped down (2-3 ft) of the roost and sprained her leg or foot. No bubble on yours' foot bottom? (Bumblefoot).
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is she growing at a rapid rate? Guessing yes...

    Pullets are notorious for limping. It might be a trauma for which you can offer her 1 low-dose aspirin crushed and dissolved in water- either put in a small waterer or offer gently by dropper.

    The cause, though, is often excessive body demand for vitamins B, D and E. So another option is to give her and the others baby vitamins in their water (no added iron) or poultry vitamins. Limping may take a week to sort out or a little longer, but if you get more than one pullet showing it, suspect a high vitamin demand from excessive growth.

    Check her for an example-
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=7693-sick-hen

    Scroll to Incident 04.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2010
  5. crazyforfeatheredfriends

    crazyforfeatheredfriends Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! We will get some vits for her and keep her inside with us. She's been growing fine up to this point. I do hope she heals quickly so she can be back with her friends [​IMG]
     
  6. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Let us know how it goes- she sounds typical but it gives one quite a scare!
     

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