Broken chicken foot??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmgirllvo, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. farmgirllvo

    farmgirllvo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three days ago i realized my poor dear was dragging her foot under her when she walked and she wasnt using it. I splinted it in two toes and we left for the weekend. When I came back today she was no better so i put her in a big pen with two other hurt birds (both have leg problems as well) with a bed far away from grass, food, and water. Any advice? What am I doing right and wrong?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    How old is she? Was she vaccinated for Mareks disease? What symptoms are the other chickens with leg issues having? I would try poultry vitamins in the water that include riboflavin, just in case of a vitamin deficiency. What type of feed are they getting? Have you ever had any unexplained deaths in your flock?
     
  3. farmgirllvo

    farmgirllvo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is 3 months old, no she hasn't been treated for anything
    The other chicken is limping and the other one is a meat bird that was born with a messed up foot.
    She is getting non gmo egg maker for Widdis feed mill
    I had one random death about three weeks ago but she was an older hen.
    Where would I get those vitimans you mentioned?
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Most feed stores sell poultry vitamins, such as Durvet, Rooster Booster, and SaveAChick, and you can also use PolyVisol without iron baby vitamins 2 drops daily given orally.
     

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