5 week Pekin hen...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by psyverson, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. psyverson

    psyverson Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 Pekin hens, today in the backyard, all 3 were swimming. One just kept laying in the pool.
    Thought she was caught on something. I removed her from pool, and laid her on the ground.
    Figured she'd get up and waddle off... but no, she just fell flat, like her left leg wasn't working.
    No dogs, no other predators have injured her, and so I put her back in the pool, where she kind
    of floats, beak in the water, both legs splayed out behind her...

    So now I am thinking sickness and NOT injury.

    -Pete

    p.s. if I have to alleviate her suffering, best ideas?
     
  2. psyverson

    psyverson Out Of The Brooder

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    I separated her from the rest of the flock. Looks like her right leg is inflamed at the joint.
    Odd.

    -Pete
     

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