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Brahma with serious limp...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Queensilkie, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Queensilkie

    Queensilkie Songster

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    I have a Brahma pullet, about 4 months old, but almost full size. Yesterday I noticed she really didn't want to put weight on her left leg. I've checked her over but can find no injury or major cause? From what I can tell, I think it may be her lower leg or foot that's hurting her, as she doesn't seem to mind her upper leg being touched or messed with.
    I don't believe it's predator related, and she isn't showing symptoms of any illness.
    She's still eating/drinking, no signs of lethargy, just seems to be in pain.

    I doubt there's another explanation other than an injury, but I'm open to suggestions?
    And if anyone has any advice for easing her discomfort, that'd be very appreciated.
    Thank you for reading, have a good afternoon.
     
  2. Rosypetals

    Rosypetals Songster

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    image.jpg I just had this happen with my light brown leghorn. She jumped off the roosting bar and landed wrong, and squawked and limped for about three days. You can feed her things that may help her heal faster, such as spinach or extra eggshells. If you think it is broken and find a pressure spot, you can make a chickens boot by a piece of cardboard and tape. Take a strip of cardboard, fold it at the bottom and tape it around. Leave it on and every 3 days switch out the tape and check the limping. Chickens handle pain well, so I wouldn’t worry about that. All the best!
     
  3. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    Brahma's are heavy, so roost height matters more. If your roosts are too high then you may need to add ramps or ladders (some of mine won't use ladders) to allow them to not have to jump. It's very likely that she just tweaked it and a couple of days of rest may be all she needs. If she's having trouble getting around then you might put her in a wire crate that is in the run so the rest of them can still see her, to minimize her movement for a day or two to let her rest it.
     

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