Brahma Chickens-leg problems

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Fiona Feathers, May 30, 2012.

  1. Fiona Feathers

    Fiona Feathers Hatching

    Apr 17, 2012
    I have 2 Brahma's: a buff and a white one. They are 3 months old. Two weeks ago the large white one showed up walking on the side of her leg and kind of on the hock. I have used organic chicken feed form the time they were 1 week old and they get alot of vegetable and fruit scraps . I don't know if this is a leg injury or a genetic /growth problem. Any ideas? I actually have a golden[​IMG]
    Wyndotte that did this at 4 weeks old. She still hops around, eats and drinks but is not as heavy as this chicken.
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Songster

    Feb 22, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    I have no clue what it is. I just wanted to say a few things first off [​IMG]. Second off that is a light brahma not a white brahma. I really hope your bird gets better.
  3. Whittni

    Whittni Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    That looks like some of the worst splayed leg I've ever seen. You should seriously consider some Broiler gel and high calcium and try to help the poor fella - its not right to let him move around like that - its gotta be painful.
  4. Fiona Feathers

    Fiona Feathers Hatching

    Apr 17, 2012
    Thank you for your replys. These are my first chickens. I had thought of euthanizing the hurt chicken but will try to do more for it first.I did give a vitamin supplement and some garlic/scratch/olive oil mix, which someone else had mentioned to try. Just wasn't sure if it was an injury or a growth problem. It does look painful but it is not as friendly as my other one and hard to catch !!!! Where can I find broiler gel. Only places around here is Co-Op and a Tractor Supply.
    Thanks again.

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