2 1/2 month old pullet with Spraddle leg!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Miss Pearl, May 7, 2017.

  1. Miss Pearl

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    Please Help!!! I have a 2 1/2 month old Welsummer hen that appears to have Spraddle leg. I have read many articles about how to treat as a chick but nothing about a pullet that's almost 3 months old. She's a healthy hen that has no problems running and playing. I just worry about her long term with this leg. Any advise as to how to treat her would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. [​IMG]

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  2. Wyorp Rock

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  3. Miss Pearl

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    I'm feeding them Purina Start & Grow Medicated. After reading your comment I ran to Tractor Supply and purchased Rooster Booster Vitamins & Electrolytes with Lacto Bacillus. It has 32mg of Riboflavin (vit B2) & 270mg Thiamine HCI (vit B1). Does this sound like the right stuff?
     
  4. Miss Pearl

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    Do you think it would help if I placed a splint on that leg?
     
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  6. Miss Pearl

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    Thank you so much for the advice. I going to try to splint it today. I'll keep you posted.
     
  7. junebuggena

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    In addition to the vitamins, you may want to switch to unmedicated feed. Medicated feed contains a thiamine blocker.
     
  8. brandymulvaine

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    Thanks for this thread, I've got a young roo with the same problem. He's destined for freezer camp in the end, but I don't want him to be miserable before he gets there.
     

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