both legs swollen since a little chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by khannalucas, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. khannalucas

    khannalucas Out Of The Brooder

    Hello,
    I didn't find a post on this one. One of my 6 mo old production red hens has swollen legs. Also, her comb is not dark pink like her sister's, it is very pale pink. This little hen is a loner in her flock of 8 assorted hens. She just started laying two weeks ago, and lays one little egg each morning. Is there something I should be worried about? She walks and stands just fine, yet she reminds me of a very old woman with very swollen legs.
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    look for a link on magnesium , see if it fits
     
  3. khannalucas

    khannalucas Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you. I will.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Are the legs firm or puffy? There is a condition called osteopetrosis that is a type of leukosis that causes thickening of the leg bones.
     
  5. khannalucas

    khannalucas Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you for the info. Her legs are firm, not puffy at all.
     
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    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. khannalucas

    khannalucas Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you for sennding the link. It makes sense. She came from a hatchery. She is learning her limitations, keeps to herself, doesn't go for long walks with the rest of the flock. I don't plan on raising chicks, just have them (chickens) for eggs and entertainment. This site is very helpful, and I thank you again.
     

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