- Oct 13, 2018
Hi all! This is a very strange problem for me, but so far I haven't been able to find any online help for it so I figured I'd ask my fellow chicken lovers. I have a 2 week old lavender orpington (we are 90% sure it's a roo based on wing sexing) that seems to have a very swollen hip. It's whole thigh and hip are twice as big as the other side, and it's making him hobble. At first I just thought he was very well endowed, but it seems to have gotten worse as he's grown. He was a natural hatch under a first time mama, so I'm not sure if that's got anything to do with it or not... he was retrieved within the same day he hatched and didn't look like he had a problem. He's eating and drinking but walking and crouching down to sleep look difficult. He's going to get his toes wrapped soon for their crookedness but what can i do for his leg? Thanks for your help! (see pics, ignore poop) The first picture shows how he has to bend forward to lay down, not crouch on his legs first.