Brahma Chickens-leg problems

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

  1. Fiona Feathers

    Fiona Feathers Hatching

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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[​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

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    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

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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.
     
  4. Fiona Feathers

    Fiona Feathers Hatching

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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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