Another sick chicken

Lenka

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Well apperently when 1 goes down, so does another... and another... I cant seem to get away from it.

I have a delaware that is lame on 1 leg. She eats and drinks, but does seem skinny (prominent keel bone) She Looks fine.. comb isnt pale, feathers are healthy.

She has a poopy butt, but I think its mostly because shes spending a lot of time off her feet.

Took her temp today and its 106.3*F

She is 4 months old today.

thank you for any insight!
 

Eggcessive

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The temperature is within normal range of 104 to 107F, depending on whether the chicken has had nourishment today. Lameness can be from an injury (bumblefoot, a broken bone, or a sprain,) diseases such as mycoplasma synoviae (MS,) viral arthritis or tenosynovitis, a bacterial bone infection, or Mareks disease. How do the joints in her bad leg look--any swelling of the foot or hock? Have you had any deaths before that were unexplained or had chickens who were lame?
 

Lenka

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no swelling, but i think its tender, shes upset when we pick her up. nothing feels out of place

last death had no lameness.. crop/ gizzard issues in a speckled sussex but she was walking absolutly fine
 

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