Brahma Chickens-leg problems

Fiona Feathers

Hatching
7 Years
Apr 17, 2012
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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
Wyndotte that did this at 4 weeks old. She still hops around, eats and drinks but is not as heavy as this chicken.
 

brahmabreeder

Songster
7 Years
Feb 22, 2012
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I have no clue what it is. I just wanted to say a few things first off
. Second off that is a light brahma not a white brahma. I really hope your bird gets better.
 

Whittni

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 26, 2011
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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.
 

Fiona Feathers

Hatching
7 Years
Apr 17, 2012
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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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