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20 week old Chocolate Orpington with leg injury. ..please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SurfCityBumpkin, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. SurfCityBumpkin

    SurfCityBumpkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, all. My 20 week old Chocolate Orpington pullet has developed a significant limp. About 5 days ago I noticed her favoring a leg and resting a lot. Her middle "toe" curls under when she tries to walk on it. I checked her for a break but nothing obvious. What I do notice is significant swelling in her "knee". I'm sorry for the pathetic anatomy terms but I am new to chickens and not sure what the area is called. Appetite is normal.
    What can I do to help her? So far, I have isolated her to let her rest and added Vi-Tal to her water. I would love some advice from someone more experienced than myself.
    Thank you in advance

    Ps she was vaccinated as a chick
     
  2. Snowychick

    Snowychick Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope you get the response you need [​IMG]
     
  3. SurfCityBumpkin

    SurfCityBumpkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am really hoping someone can help me with some advice. It's not improving.
     
  4. Snowychick

    Snowychick Out Of The Brooder

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    search the section for leg injuries and see if there is anything similar to help you.

    my chick has an odd leg and i'm trying all sorts from what I saw on this site to aid it I have seen someone say use asprin in the water as it helps reduce pain and swelling.

    im really sorry I cant be more help x
     
  5. SurfCityBumpkin

    SurfCityBumpkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I have been scouring the web for clues and I noticed the aspirin in water also. I'm going to start that this morning. I am not sure if I can add it to the water with the vitamin supplement I am already giving? Any thoughts? She isn't improving and is now throwing her other leg out in front of her for balance which is making it impossible for her to take a step without falling forward. :(
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015

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