Another sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lenka, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Lenka

    Lenka Out Of The Brooder

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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!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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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?
     
  3. Lenka

    Lenka Out Of The Brooder

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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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